It was a usual morning. Woke up a little earlier to have some moment of quietness, opened my YouVersion Bible and within a few minutes, it hit me right in the face.
I had signed up to read a parenting devotional a few days ago and the day’s scriptural reading was psalm 63 “A psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah”. Verse 1 said it all “my soul longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where no water is”.
The Holy Spirit asked me immediately, “what do you think is the greatest need of a man in the wilderness?” Of course it’s water I thought to myself. Then He said “your obvious need isn’t your real need!”
David had found this truth. That irrespective of man’s obvious need, his real need at every point in time is God, more and more of God.
For a matured female seeking to be married, her obvious and seemingly greatest need is a spouse, a good man. However, after the wedding vows are said, it won’t be long before she realises that he can never fulfill her (nor was he meant to).
For the married couple seeking children, nothing else may seem to matter. All their gaze will be focused on this one desire, but when it is granted, it won’t be long before they realise “these kids are not mine to own, I’m only a custodian, watching over them on borrowed time”.
For me (and maybe you) seeking settlement. No matter how far that dream may seem, one day, we’d get it, and it’d just be something else that’s ticked off our mental list. We’d still find ourselves hungry for more….
Because our real need isn’t our obvious need. Our real need, amidst all other needs, is God, more and more of God!
I believe it’s better then to take our focus off our obvious need and seek to satisfy ourselves with more and more of God. When that real need is met, our obvious needs will either be met or we’d see that they aren’t really needs to begin with.
The only one that can truly satisfy us is God! More and more of God!
Pls think on this. I hope it blesses your heart and changes your perspective, in Jesus name. Amen.
PS: comments and/or questions are very welcome!