Written by: Tim Wood
David described his passion for God this way, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in his temple” (Psalm 27:4).
David has one heart and one passion to live in the presence of God. David has a passion to know God more and more.
Passion for God means our whole heart is involved in seeking God. This theme is seen in the following verses from Psalm 119:
Verse 10 – With my whole heart I seek you.
Verse 14 – In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.
Verse 40 – Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!
Verse 58 – I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
Verse 69 – But with my whole heart I keep your precepts.
Verse 145 – With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes.
Saint Augustine said, “To fall in love with God is the greatest of romances, to seek Him the greatest adventure, to find Him the greatest human achievement.”
A spark of faith a hint of desire to draw near to God can become white hot passion for Him. May we all grow in our passion for God.