One thing I have asked from the Lord, that will I seek after—for me to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to see the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.
— Psalm 27:4
Every one of us longs for something. Every one of us has something that he desires, dreams about, hungers after, and thirsts for. I don’t know what that might be in your life. Perhaps it is fame, fortune, wealth, ease, recreation. But I know this: no unbeliever pants after God. His soul does not thirst for the living God.
It is God—and nothing else—who can fill the emptiness in the human heart. This hunger for God alone is like a little child in the street who has lost her mother and is crying, “Mommy, mommy.”
You may take the child into your home, offer her some ice cream and some toys. You may try everything, but she will not be all right until she can rush into the arms and bosom of her mother. So, the soul reborn will not be satisfied with anything but the living God.
The intimate knowledge of the living God is the great purpose of our lives. If you do not have that in your life, then pray that God would grant it to you, that He would give you that panting and thirsting spirit. And if, with all your heart, you truly seek Him you shall surely find Him. That is His promise.