Day 19. Open wide.
It’s pouring in Atlanta today. Not so great for the holiday spirit and the Christmas shoppers, but a reminder that many of you will reach Passion 07 with sand in your mouths and shriveled-up hearts in your chest. Trust me…I get it. I’ve been there many, many times.
It’s not that you don’t believe in Jesus, you do. You’re singing the songs and nodding along. But while others around you seem to have a vibrant love affair going on it feels like you have dried up on the inside. The stream has become a trickle, the flame a flicker.
You’re excited about Passion 07, but what you really want is for the floodgates to open again… for a river to run in your heart, to rediscover the intimacy with God you’ve known in the past (or heard about, yet never tasted). The problem is you’re not sure how it happened in the first place, and lost as to where to find it again.
If that’s you—cracked, wasting, waning, wanting, dry—I want to encourage you to look up today, and open your mouth. God still makes streams flow in the desert and is able to make water gush from a rock. Turn your parched soul up toward Him and stand there. Ask. Look. Long. Wait. His promise is that He will fill it with what is good.
God, I know there is no formula for finding You. So I am waiting today for Your flood to find me. I still believe, but I want the never-ending fountain that is Jesus to soak my weary heart. External stuff is not enough. So Jesus I’m looking and longing for You. Please come again, Amen.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10