I received Jesus as my Savior and Lord and life on July 4, 1974, 43 years ago. This causes me to look back to where I have come from and forward to where I am going. I find inside myself one driving force that has kept me going and keeps me pressing on, and it is hunger for God.
Psalm 27:4 (The Passion Translation) – Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with Him every moment in His house, finding the sweet loveliness of His face, filled with awe delighting in His glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to Him that He takes pleasure in my every prayer.
You are everything to me. Nothing compares with knowing you. Life has nothing else I want! You are my incomparable longing and desire. To know you and serve you in the Spirit has always been my greatest heart’s cry, so strong that I break at the power of it. Life has nothing, nothing, nothing for me compared to you!
I have sought you. I have longed for you. Come to me in response to my love and desire for you. Come to me in answer to my entire life’s prayers. Come to me in response to my longing for you. Come to me in accordance with the greatness of your mercy and power. Come to me now! I have sought you so long.
Let your mercy be upon me according to my hoping in you (Psalm 33:22). Make me glad according to the days I have been afflicted and the years I have seen evil. (Psalm 90:15).