Examine My Longings


This morning as I was reading about the prodigal son I was struck with this:

--This story can be found in Luke 15:11-32--

Verse 16 says

And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.  (bolding mine)

Longing--really?--longing to be fed with the food reserved for the pigs?

What am I truly longing for this holiday season?

What is it that I have been thinking mainly about?

New furnishings?  New decor?  New car?  New jewelry?  Or maybe it's something much more simple and inexpensive but still not the best that I should be longing for.

When everything I need is right before me and I long for the things of this world?  Isaiah 55

Lord, examine my longings.  Help me to discard the ones that are not of you.

Change my perspective.

Help me know and cultivate the ones that have eternal value.

Lord, I want to long for a heart that is pure before You, to walk in your Holy Spirit so that the fruit of Your Spirit will be evident, to know and seek You with my whole heart.



All my longings lie open before you, Lord.  
Psalm 38:9a



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Comments

Nancy said…
A much needed post this time of year. It's so easy to get caught up in the "world's" view of "longing" and forget to take time to ask God to examine our hearts and lead us to longing for Him….Thank you so much for leading our focus to the One who paid the price for us….Hugs.
Hey Nancy, miss you--wish we could "long" together in the sweet hills of North Carolina--hope your Christmas season is the best ever--I know some of your most precious longings have come true this year and I am so happy for you.
S. Etole said…
Like Nancy said, much needed. Thank you.

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