What do we truly long for in life?

Emanuela By Emanuela, 5th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What makes us truly happy has nothing to do with money , fame or material achievements. It is a deep-rooted longing in our hearts which was installed by our Lord.

Longing for God?

The greatest need of every human being is being loved, accepted by his loved ones. There are many people who want all kinds of things, but in the end, it all comes down to love and being loved.Our Heavenly Father created us this way. He created us with the purpose of having someone return His love.He created us out of love.In a similar fashion, children are the fruit of their parents' love.We teach these children to love one another by loving them first.Then, we hope that when they grow up, they will love us as much as we love them and that they will want to spend with us as much time as we want to spend with them.

This is a perfect example of what our Father wants from us. He wants us to be in a relationship with Him more than anything else.Forget about TV, sports, hunting and all the other things that occupy your time. He wants to be the first in our lives, including our time.We find God when we dedicate Him our time by praying, meditation and reading the Scripture. We will find Him if we put Him first in everything, our unconditional devotion.This means more than sleep, food, play,work and sex and other things that we value so much.He must be our "first love".The thing that we long for more than anything. He must be the driving force behind everything we do and everything we try to accomplish in this lifetime.Anything else is worthless. No matter what we do every day, unless we are with Him, it's pointless.

The greatest desire of our Father for His children is to love Him and to obey Him.

We all want a partner, someone to share our life with.How many time have you asked the Lord to give you this and other things? You may have asked "Lord, how long do I have to wait until You hear my prayer? How long do I have to put up with loneliness?" We are constantly asking Him so many things, but we fail in becoming His loving bride. We have to realize that our suffering is small compared to His.How much He longs to hold us in His arms and to share His love for us. How much He wants us to love Him as much as He does so that He might as important to us as we are to Him.We are such foolish people...We always put our wishes first.How often do we think about what the Lord wants from us?

What do we want from our children?More than anything, we want them to love us, to respect us and to care about us like we care about them.My wish for my friends is that they get to know the love of the Lord so that all of us might be in a loving fellowship with Him.

When we long for the Lord as much as He wants to be there for us, then we will see His will be done on earth ,as it is in Heaven. May each of our hearts burn with love for Him and nothing else.


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author avatar Emanuela
I am a 25-year old young lady who loves reading and writing,one of my passions being period novels( Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte) and fantasy books. Music and movies are next on my list.

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author avatar Retired
6th Dec 2011 (#)

Very well said. I wrote similar stuff, please check.

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author avatar Retired
7th Dec 2011 (#)

Perfectly said!

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author avatar Athena
14th Dec 2011 (#)

Oftentimes, we as humans long for things that are temporary, that's why we get stressed out chasing after the wind, when what we truly need is to seek that which is eternal. Inspiring piece! Thanks.

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