Do you seek after the Lord intentionally, purposefully desiring to grow spiritually … or do you live passively, hoping greater growth and intimacy will “just happen”?
For many Christians, we have become passive, lukewarm, and stale in our spiritual lives.
Yet, Biblically, we are called to seek first the Kingdom, to diligently seek after God, or, as Psalm 130 tells us, to long after God with bated breath.
There should be an expectancy and obsession in our desire to know our God.
In this episode, we look at Psalm 130 and examine what it means to long for and seek after God with bated breath.
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Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Psalm 130:5-7 – I wait for the LORD, with bated breath I wait; I long fro His Word! My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.
- Episode 136 (Hesed) – God’s Goodness, Mercy, Faithfulness, and Lovingkindness Endures Forever!
- 2 Peter 1:3 – His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence …
- Psalm 42:1-2a – As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
- Matthew 5:6 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
- Andrew Murray: You will ask me, are you satisfied? Have you got all you want? God forbid. With the deepest feeling of my soul I can say that I am satisfied with Jesus now; but there is also the consciousness of how much fuller the revelation can be of the exceeding abundance of His grace. Let us never hesitate to say, ‘This is only the beginning.”
- Psalm 63:1 – A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
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NRJohnson (Nathan Johnson) is a Christian who has an overwhelming passion for Jesus, the Gospel, and Studying God’s Word. He is a writer, teacher, and communicator who helps other believers understand and apply the Bible as they grow and mature in their faith—desiring that they gain greater intimacy with Christ, experience the victorious Christian life, and transform the world through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Read more about him here.
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Many Christians feel frustrated because they don’t grow spiritually. The Deeper Christian Podcast helps equip Christians to understand the Word of God and cultivate a passionate love for Jesus that turns the world upside down.
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