But an Echo of His Desire and Passion

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But an Echo

If I have any hunger for the Lord, any desire to pursue Him, I know it’s only an echo of His desire for and pursuit of me. I’ve heard many people talk about God’s absence. Many feel their longing for Him goes unanswered. But I am here to attest to the fact that if there’s any hunger in my mortal frame, it’s because He is allowing His own passion to reverberate like an echo within my frame.

In my life, I have at times believed that I was being mistreated and abandoned in my need by God. I felt as if my desire was left wanting. There was nothing further from the truth though. My hunger is predicated on His own desire for me. Nothing God-pursuant originates from me.

His Desire and Passion Echoes Through Me

His Desire and Passion an Echo Through MeI feel like I have written about this before, but it can never be stated too much. Knowing this is a tremendous comfort: my desire is only an echo of His desire. If I desire God, it’s the reflection of His desire for me. And when my heart embraces His desire, I receive His love. This makes the moments of waiting more palatable. Waiting in desire is merely His desire waiting in me. My faith united with His desire leads to fulfillment. This can silence my soul-bruises and whining suspicions of Him. I am loved because I desire Him! And the evidence of this rests in the echoes of His desire, in me.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us…
1 John 4:10 NIV

We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19 NKJV

For more on the love affair with God, I can’t recommend highly enough the following audio series by Martha: Above All, Love; Kiss the Son; Kingdom of the Son of His Love; Love Reigns.

Comments:

Posted by Gaby
December 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

You are able to express spiritual truth in overwhelming beauty!

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Posted by Sam
December 1, 2015 at 2:11 pm

All right, John.

And amazingly (insanely!) enough, Love never ceases to increase. When Paul prayed for the Ephesians his famous prayer… when he said… «that you may know the width, height and length and depth of the Love of God which surpasses all knowledge» I guess he was saying there was really no depth, height, length whatsoever, though he was cherishing them to touch (along with all the saints) that unlimited Love.

It is really “too much” the Love of Christ for us.

BTW, I love the picture of the sun and hands… it is just superb.

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Posted by Paul
December 1, 2015 at 9:49 am

What a refreshing wonderful word, John! Thank you so much for this reminder…all the initiative comes from God! Praise Him for such boundless incomprehensible love!

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Posted by Jack
December 1, 2015 at 8:37 am

Well said John! The very thought of His love abounding producing a corresponding echo within is just a marvelous truth and consideration.

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