Friday, June 13, 2008

Having and Wanting

During my devotional time this morning, I was again given the gift of an intense longing and hunger for God. When this happens my heart feels like a burning brand, and my chest aches with an emptiness yearning to be filled. It is a great gift, this love and longing. I think it is actually an experience of God, a realization of Him. Perhaps even a manifestation of Him.

As Lewis said: "The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting."

I think that in the wanting I am in fact having.

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