This post is a part of the Made to Crave online bible study from Proverbs 31 ministries.
For this blog entry, I chose option #2 which is to “Unpack our scripture for the week and share with us what you learned”
FAINTS FOR THE COURTS OF THE LORD; MY HEART AND FLESH CRY OUT FOR THE LIVING
GOD. – Psalm 84:2 (NIV)
YEARNS –desires, pines
FAINTS – becomes weak
MY HEART – inner man,
mind, will, heart
AND FLESH – flesh
CRY OUT – shout, sing for
FOR THE LIVING – alive
GOD – almighty
2 My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for
the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the
faint for the courts of the Lord?
Do my heart & my flesh
cry out for the Living God?
Or does my
soul, my very essence, crave or even desire other things before God?
that come to mind when I begin to unwrap this verse. If I am being completely
honest, I wish I could say that I do put God above everything else or that I “crave
God” more than anything, but I don’t.
apparent to me especially when my flesh would rather sleep in that extra 30
minutes in the morning than get up & spend time praying or reading my Bible
before leaving for work. Or when I come home in the evening & plop down on
the couch to watch TV to relax instead of being more intentional about reading
one of the many books that I’ve bought & haven’t read yet. One that will enrich my spiritual life
& help me to grow as a Christian.
heart desire to spend more time with God & to be in his presence. Especially
since I know that on those occasions when I am intentional about spending that
time with God, there is fullness of joy in His presence. I always come away
feeling refreshed, renewed & restored. But my crazy flesh wants to get in