Longing

The purpose of longing

The pitfall of longing

  • Read: Ecclesiastes 2:1-9; Psalm 73:25; Psalm 63:1
  • Our attempt to satisfy our longings with anything other than God
  • How have you fallen into the pit?
  • What are you pursuing to satisfy your longing that can never bring ultimate satisfaction?

The promise of longing

  • Read: Luke 2:22-40; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 40:31; Revelation 21:1-5
  • He came; He comes; He is coming.
  • What is the real desire of your heart?
  • Are you living with the hope and anticipation that God will satisfy your longings?
  • Are you fully present and tuned in to what God is doing around you right now?

For further study:

Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey