By: Tim Sader
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. (Psalm 84:2)
Last week we learned that we need to trust everything in our lives to the Lord especially when it’s tough. We praised Him with the song Trust it All by North Point. Trust it all to God is easy to say but not so easy to do. We say we trust God up there in the sky somewhere and we’ll meet Him at the end of our lives. This is the wrong image of God because He’s a living God who’s not waiting for us to die before we find out about Him. If we’ve waited that long to let His Spirit move in our lives it’s probably too late. Our soul yearns to be in the house of our God; our heart and flesh cries out for the living God. Today’s song will be Spirit of The Living God by Vertical Church Band. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/ZPZrxZgQjrg or search for the song title and artist on YouTube. It is the Spirit of The Living God whose voice we should open our ears and heart up to. We should be hanging on every word of the Lord because His word brings life. Only a living God can give life to all of creation. When He speaks, moves and does what only He can do in our lives it changes what we see and who we seek. His Spirit removes fear, brings us to tears, to our knees and we will fall at His feet. I am familiar with His Spirit because very few things bring me to tears so I know when I cry it is the Spirit doing work in me. I can be overcome by emotion in sad and happy times but extreme emotion does work in us too. If nothing else it keeps us aware that we are not without the need of God in our lives. Mostly the Spirit of The Living God is alive and active, bringing change and giving us something to live for.
Do our souls thirst for the living God? If so when can we meet with Him (Psalm 42:2)? The soul of every man is thirsty for something but we don’t always fill it up with God. Often we drink of the pleasures, lust and sins of this life filling our souls with all kinds of evil. If our cup is filled with Him then it is easier to meet with Him. It seems that the more we are filled with Him the closer we will come in our fellowship with Him. Just as our flesh needs water our soul craves a drink from the living God. When the king saw that Daniel had been delivered from the lion’s den he changed the law about worshiping other gods. He realized the Spirit of The Living God rescues, saves, preforms signs and wonders in heaven and earth because Daniel was saved from the lions (Daniel 6:26-27). When Jesus asked His disciples who they thought he was Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God (Matthew 16:15-16).” Only the Spirit could reveal that Jesus is the Son of the living God. In the temple age the blood of goats and bulls along with the ashes of a heifer were used to sanctify those who were unclean. How much more will Christ’s blood without blemish became our sacrifice through the eternal Spirit cleanse us from all our sins? Now we can serve the living God with our own lives (Hebrews 9:13-14). We labor for Him because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe (1 Timothy 4:10). It is with our own lives in service to the Lord that helps others see His salvation in us. We are like a letter from Christ, the ministry of others wrote on the tablet of our hearts not with ink but by the Spirit of The Living God (2 Corinthians 3:3). So let’s see to it that we do not have a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. Instead let’s encourage one another everyday so our hearts are not hardened to change from the Spirit of God doing His work in us (Hebrews 3:12-13).
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16