Bible Studies for Life Lesson for March 4- I Long for You
February 15 2012 by Jeff Meyer, associate pastor of education, Bay Leaf Baptist Church, Raleigh

Focal Passages: Psalm 42:1-11; 43:1-5
Have you ever been spiritually dry or felt distant from God? If so, you are not alone. Many people have wondered where God is in the midst of adverse circumstances. The good news is that He is faithful, He is present with you, and He wants to have a loving relationship with you. You are His child. 
To me there is nothing like a glass of ice-cold water to quench my thirst on a hot, summer day. Do you ever thirst for God similarly? If not, what else in your life have you allowed to become His substitute? We need to drink regularly and deeply from Him.
Water is the most critical of all nutrients. Animals and humans are 60-65 percent water. Humans have survived without food for weeks, but most humans will die of dehydration after only three to five days. Water is the wellspring of life. Just as water is essential for all living things, a relationship with the Lord is vital. 
In Psalms 42-43, the psalmist passionately writes of his desperate hunger and thirst for the living God. He praises Him for his salvation. In times of prosperity and in times of want, he longs to have his relationship with the Lord flourish. The good news is that God is not hiding and wants us to fellowship, commune and dwell at his feet. Jeremiah 29:13-14a says, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord.” Similarly, in Jeremiah 33:3 God says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things ...”
Are you thirsty for God? Are you excited about your time alone with Him? Don’t let the things of this world, even the busyness of ministry, keep you from your time with Him. Our lives depend on God. Seek Him often and remember His goodness.

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