What is it that brings you into a deeply intimate passionate loving relationship that satisfies fully to the very depth and core of your being? If you feel you already experience such and have found it to meet the need of your heart in a relationship, then consider yourself to be very blessed. Few of us discover such with another person. Namely because on the human level another person is simply not capable of offering such to another as to “complete” the fullness that the heart seeks.
God promises us that our hunger and thirst for such shall be met. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)
Some of the most evocative words in the Old Testament come from Ecclesiastes 3:11:
God has made everything beautiful in its time; also he has put eternity into man’s mind, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
What does this mean, that God has put eternity in man’s mind and yet has withheld from us the vision of what he has done from everlasting to everlasting?
Restlessness and longing are universal traits of the human heart. God has put eternity in our hearts and we have a continual longing within our hearts to reach for a measure of expression greater than ourselves to meet us in life. Some of us may have tried to satisfy it with scenic vacations, accomplishments of creativity, stunning cinematic productions, sexual exploits, national sports extravaganzas, hallucinogenic drugs, daring adventures, managing business with excellence, etc., etc. But the in most cases longing remains unfulfilled.
The grass is never greener on the other side is it? We drink at broken cisterns. We eat bread that does not satisfy. And the words of C.S. Lewis ring more and more true. He said,
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
I believe this man had gained some insight. Do we not truly seek a kingdom that is indeed beyond this world? We are destined for a kingdom made not with hands and one that is governed by the design of the one who made us and wrote our life story for us to walk out, to therein discover the loving fullness of passion and purpose that our heart truly seeks.
What we desire is for Heaven to be touching Earth. Is this not the way God wired us; to perhaps lead us first to His heart?
The apostle Paul put it this way; “indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Now here is our answer encapsulated that perhaps we are looking for. That I may “know him” and the “power of his resurrection”, and may “share his sufferings”, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
So our ultimate focus aught to be to “intimately know” Jesus. To allow His strength to always and at all times lift us up so that we may rise above our own strength and means and depend on and prefer “His” presence to envelope the frailty of our own self dependence rather than relenting to fall back on our own devices. To allow Him to bring us through process fully in the sufferings of this life. No longer “con-forming” to our devices through being solely dependent upon societal resources but rather allowing Him to “trans-form” us through the rule and reign of His kingdom principles that will perhaps take us into being a better version of our current selves. We were all destined for something more than we can imagine or think.
I will go more into further exploration of this process most likely in the next blog post where we can take a look at how we may “get there” in our passionate pursuit of love that is seated in excelling in our divine destiny. May our pursuit therein be an eternal one.