Monday, March 14, 2011

Longing
























My soul longs to be nearer to Thee...
My body aches for Thee...
Come, sweet spirit...
Abide with me!


A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek; I want to drink God, deep draughts of God. I'm thirsty for God-alive. I wonder, "Will I ever make it— arrive and drink in God's presence?" I'm on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper. All day long people knock at my door, Pestering, "Where is this God of yours?" Psalm 42:1 The Message

Soaking in HIS presence,
Andrea

22 comments:

Becky K. said...

Amen!

Faith Imagined said...

Beautiful words and picture!

Teresa said...

Beautiful! I wish my appetite was as it was in my youth, for the good things. I need spiritual food, I find it here.
(((HUGS))) T

SmilingSally said...

Nice.

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you for that. I needed it today :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, Love this post-also love the baby's feet on Sitkas blog. Hugs today.
Noreen

Nancy said...

I am glad tham my God is here with me now. What a comfort that is.

Wanda's Wings said...

Very nice.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, i love this Andrea - i too thirst for God with an unquenchable thirst!

Renee said...

I love these verses in the Message. Don't recall it...God bless you as your drink from His refreshing water.

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Mildred said...

Love this post.

~ linda said...

An easy question to ask when awful things happen. Yet our God is in control and knows each and every one of His creations. He knows. He is there. He loves. He cares. Just hard to understand right now. This is not head knowledge but heart knowledge. Deeper than I can put words to. Tears well up from deep wells of sorrow and sadness and overwhelm.
loving you, ~ linda

Wanda said...

Beautiful Andrea. They that thirst shall be filled!

Diana said...

Lovely words Andrea. Very thought provoking and I like your photo as well! Love Di ♥

Loren said...

Beautiful Andrea! Only the Lord can satisfy our Thirst!

Love you

Sharon Kirby said...

Yes, sometimes I just ache for God's presence. And my soul cries out -

Lord, abide with me...

GOD BLESS!

Mid Stutsman said...

So does my soul long for the Lord and to be in His presence!
Lvya... praying for MaryGrace...

Rita said...

Oh what beauty He created. That deer is lovely and such a reminder of how good God is to take care of us!

Just Be Real said...

Simply beautiful Andrea. The longing to be in the Lords presence is something I desire daily. Blessings.

vanilla said...

Drinking of the Living Water!

Blessings.

gail said...

Thank you Andrea,

This is beautiful.

Blessings Gail