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The Longings of Your Thirsty Soul

Eternity is written on our hearts. That’s why we like stories like the one below, they remind us that life is more than the things we see…

“Aslan turned to them and said: “You do not look so happy as I mean you to be… the dream is ended: this is the morning” – As He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them… and for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before…” C.S. Lewis – The Last Battle

Truly, we were made for God, designed to love and be loved by Him. The awareness of His person is our inheritance. We were born to be fascinated by Him and allured by His Love. You may know it or not, but the presence of God is the environment you were created for.

Yet… most of us live disconnected from this heavenly atmosphere. We go through life ignoring that, we’re “incarnate thirst” as someone said. Our journey is filled with struggle and pain, our minds often overheat with the cares of this life, and our emotions… well… picture a roller coaster and get a preview…

As if this weren’t enough, every single day we face an ocean of distractions. There are multitudes of voices calling for our attention. The Media and some intelligent sectors of society have identified our deep hunger and thirst… they know… and ferociously compete with each other to capture the affections of our heart.

Ironically, they are not alone in this pursuit. The God of heaven and the prince of darkness are after the same thing- your burning heart.

The battle at the end of the age rages around this…

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The Fire Within Your Heart
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Make no mistake about it, your affections will burn for something or someone. Your heart is not neutral. There are deep and strong passions within you. They’re like strong rivers of longing that search for an outlet until it’s found (the power of addiction is based on this reality).

We may like or not, but we’re dealing with deep affections and the charm of many lovers… in a sense, we’re being aggressively hunted…

What do we do? How do we live? How do we spend our time and our days? What or Who is worthy to be the object of our desire?

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Heavens Call
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There is a Higher Calling. This calling is not new. Actually is quite old. John the apostle heard it, so did Mary of Bethany. You have probably heard it more than once… that voice above and inside that says: Come Up Here. Come Up Here and I will show you… I’m real… give me Your heart…

We are called to go deeper into the knowledge of God and his Ways. We are invited to join the fellowship of His Son (1Cor. 1:9) and journey into union with the Ultimate Lover of our Souls.

The fact you’re reading this far shows that this Calling is for you. If you were to hate God as so many today, the first paragraph of this article would have scared you away, but here you are…

Now is time to listen and encounter… your Creator is calling… He knows why your heart burns…

Pablo Perez is the Founder of EncounterGodWorship.com (where He Gives Away 7 Worship Songs and Instrumental Music for FREE).

Understanding Your Thirsty Heart

Eternity is written within our hearts. That’s why we love stories like the one below, they remind us that life is more than what we see with our natural eyes…

“Aslan turned to them and said: “You do not look so happy as I mean you to be… the dream is ended: this is the morning” – As He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them… and for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before…” C.S. Lewis – The Last Battle

Truly, we were made for God, designed to love and be loved by Him. The awareness of His person is our inheritance. We were born to be fascinated by Him and allured by His Love. You may know it or not, but the presence of God is the environment you were created for.

Yet… most of us live disconnected from this heavenly atmosphere. We go through life ignoring that, we’re “incarnate thirst” as someone said. Our journey is filled with struggle and pain, our minds often overheat with the cares of this life, and our emotions… well… picture a roller coaster and get a preview…

As if this weren’t enough, every single day we face an ocean of distractions. There are multitudes of voices calling for our attention. The Media and some intelligent sectors of society have identified our deep hunger and thirst… they know… and ferociously compete with each other to capture the affections of our heart.

Ironically, they are not alone in this pursuit. The God of heaven and the prince of darkness are after the same thing- your burning heart.

The battle at the end of the age rages around this…

FIRE WITHIN

Make no mistake about it, your affections will burn for something or someone. Your heart is not neutral. There are deep and strong passions within you. They’re like strong rivers of longing that search for an outlet until it’s found (the power of addiction is based on this reality).

We may like or not, but we’re dealing with deep affections and the charm of many lovers… in a sense, we’re being aggressively hunted…

What do we do? How do we live? How do we spend our time and our days? What or Who is worthy to be the object of our desire?

THE HIGHER CALLING

There is a Higher Calling. This calling is not new. Actually is quite old. John the apostle heard it, so did Mary of Bethany. You have probably heard it more than once… that voice above and inside that says: Come Up Here. Come Up Here and I will show you… I’m real… give me Your heart…

We are called to go deeper into the knowledge of God and his Ways. We are invited to join the fellowship of His Son (1Cor. 1:9) and journey into union with the Ultimate Lover of our Souls.

The fact you’re reading this far shows that this Calling is for you. If you were to hate God as so many today, the first paragraph of this article would have scared you away, but here you are…

Now is time to listen and encounter… your Creator is calling… He knows why your heart burns…

Pablo Perez, worship leader, author and conference speaker. He is the creator of EncounterGodWorship.com (where He offers 7 Worship Songs and Instrumental Music for FREE).