There is a selfish notion that has crept into the Christian message and may do damage to our faith. It is the notion that we should get to know God so that we will go to Heaven and live forever. The danger lies in the very fact that it is true. The sly trick that it plays on our faith could prevent it from ever happening at all.
God happens to be an entity that is so wonderful and exciting that no amount of words could ever describe Him. We have spent ages trying. And all we can hope to do from our efforts is to instill curiosity. If our endearment is genuine enough, others will want to know Him for themselves.
The Psalms are remarkable examples of words from souls who took the time to engage with God. We can see the writers had felt the presence of the Lord. Their experience lifted their interests far above everything else in our world. Their words make us want to grow so close to Him that our worship takes on a similar excitement and endearment.
Let us take this opportunity to each examine our own faith. Where are we in our walk with the Lord? Are our interests in imagined improvements to some hidden self-centered goals? Or, will we seek Him today for the thrill of coming before God and entering the presence of the Divine?
to the end that my heart may sing praise to you, and not be silent. Yahweh my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 30:12