i open my mouth and pant, because i long for your commandments. [psalm 119:131]


Father, forgive me.

i need your word like i need air to breathe, yet i do not draw a breath. 

i need your presence like i need bread, but i let my stomach churn in hunger. 

i need your glory like i need water, but my mouth lies dry and i know it not. 


oh Father, forgive me.

show me my own suffocation, and breathe your word into my lungs. 

show me my own starvation and sustain my life with your presence. 

show me my own dry and weary tongue, and flood me with your glory.


oh Father, show me, lest i die.


today, we are all thirsty for intimacy with our Creator. what things are you trying to satisfy this craving with? do you long for God, or do you long for the things of the world? i chase so many things throughout my day that will never bring life. what can the world offer? nothing! our life is found in Christ alone! cry out to him today. confess anything you else you have been panting for. ask for his nearness. beg for him to stir affection. remember all you have been saved from and saved to in Christ Jesus. son or daughter of the Most High, pant for life. meet with God.

after this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. so Jesus said to the twelve, “do you want to go away as well?” simon peter answered him, 

“Lord, to whom shall we go? you have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”  [john 6:66-69]


~arwen eastman