Drinking Deeply

Emotional fillers are satan’s counterfeit-lies. Drinking deeply is the Lord’s way to fulfill the intense longings of our heart.

Psalm 65:4 says, “Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple.”

John 15:16 says, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”

We are chosen to be set apart for the Lord in a deep personal fulfilling relationship with Him. No other created being has this privilege.

Buried emotional pain sets up barriers in our hearts so that our capacity to enjoy the Lord is diminished. A fulfilling relationship is two-way. It is Heart to heart communion.

Open intimacy is without fear. We desire to share all of our heart—holding nothing back. We can’t do that when we have hidden pain.

I want you to picture it like this. Down in the dark windowless basement is a room where you stuffed your emotional pain. You have starved it. It is crying out for release, but you ignore its cries.

Psalm 42:1-2 says, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” The panting is from a deer that knows it will die unless it can get to water.

That is how we are without intimacy with the Lord. Our heart dries up like a barren field. He alone can satisfy the longings in our heart. When we look to someone else or something, WE create emotional hunger.

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