To the Yearning Soul

Yearning soul,
who can say
How deep in God’s rest you can be this day?
The Man of His heart has opened the way
At God’s right hand seated to ever reign

Yearning soul,
who can say
How much of God you can reflect today?
Since there is no doubt glory Christ imparts
For purification dripped from His true heart

Yearning soul,
God does say
How close to Him you should stay.
the Son of Man did display
the purpose of human clay.

Since there is no doubt, Christ is complete.
We should walk in God’s rest, hearts meek.

All souls yearn for God, but through Christ, we can draw near to God.   We learn in reading the wisdom from the book of James as he authors a word addressing worldly living, “Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, ‘He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us?’ But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” (James 4: 5-10 ESV)

Typically, we yearn because we are not right with God for whatever reason. We yearn because nothing can truly fill us, but God. The amazing thing is the Bible says God yearns over our spirits jealously.

So, if we yearn it is not because God does not yearn for us. No, our real problem is God’s way is narrow, and we like a wide road where we can dirty our hands with a misdeed here or there and remain comfortable. The embrace of the idea, that grace somehow affords us to have our cake and eat it too.

Sure, we yearn, we all do, but for what comfort or God?

Jesus said the meek would inherit the earth not the halfhearted.  The Bible says we can walk with God so why do we ever do anything but humbly call on God in Christ’s name?
What do you say, how about we take James advice and turn from whatever we must and draw near or nearer to God?


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