November 23, 2020

That ONE Thing That You Are Longing For!

By Kim D’souza

    By Kim D’souza

What do you desire from God the most? What is that one thing that you have been longing for? Or that long pending answer you have been seeking from Him?

Like you, a man from Ur by the name Abram had a desire. And then he meets God who begins to journey with him.

Knowing Abram’s deepest desire, one day God tells him, Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” (Gen 15:1)

In other words, God Almighty, the creator of all things, is telling his friend, “You don’t need a thing Abram, because when you choose to walk with me, I am all you need. I am your reward.”

But Abram was longing for a child and his heart was so fixed on that desire that he sort of disregards what God is saying and responds, “What can you give me since I remain childless?” (Gen 15:2)

God above everything and everyone

In other words, Abram is saying – “That’s ok God. You can be my reward, but…. But you are not enough. There’s something more I am seeking.”

God deals with His friend so tenderly and takes him outside and says, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be (Gen 15:5)

And then throughout his journey God would come to Abram and keep promising him that He is going to bless him not just with one but many children. As Abram kept holding on to God and walking with Him, the answer comes.

Issac is born.

The promise is fulfilled!

The weary old eyes have seen what they were longing for.

Then one day, God tells his friend Abram, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love and sacrifice him for me.”

And, early the next morning Abram, who is now called Abraham, gets up and loads his donkey and takes Issac along to a mountain. He then builds an altar, bounds his son and lays him on it, and then takes a knife to slay him.

Through his action, Abraham was saying to himself, “Now that I have walked with God long enough, I now understand what He told me years ago.”

“God, your promise is not my reward. Issac and the many Issacs that are within him is not my reward. YOU are my reward. And, **ALL that I need is YOU.**”

From “God, what can you give me” to “All that I need is you,” Abraham had walked long enough with God to now understand that **no blessing was greater than to have God beside him.**

And God’s response? He swore to Himself saying, you can keep counting the stars in the sky and the sands of the sea, but will never be able to cover their number, and so shall be the count of your children, Abraham (**Gen 22:15-17** _paraphrased_).

So coming back to your question: What are you asking from God today?

Hold it close.

But hold God closer. He is all you need.

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