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2. Longing to be Fascinated by God

When we appreciate a landscape, the sunset, a canyon, the stars, the moon, the sea, we are fascinated by the beauty before our eyes.

Imagine, what it would be like to glimpse the creator of all these things, see how some people described God when they saw a vision of Him in the Bible.

And the four beasts each had six wings, and around and inside were full of eyes; and they rest neither by day nor by night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, which was, and which is, and which is to come. Revelation 4:8

"Seraphim were above him; each one had six wings; with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And they cried out to one another, saying, Holy, holy, holy the Lord of hosts; all the earth is full of his glory." Isaiah 6:2,3

When we read these two texts from the Bible, we may wonder how fascinated the authors were when they had these visions about God.

God created us with a need for fascination. In every human spirit there is a desire to be amazed.

God has placed a sense of wonder at the center of our structure.

I have asked the Lord for one thing, and I will seek it: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27: 4

Let's look at some aspects of this yearning to be fascinated:

1. Our desire to be fascinated can only be satisfied in God

Satan has falsified the idea of ​​being fascinated by things that do not actually satisfy this desire to be fascinated, he uses this falsehood to destroy the human heart generating addiction, addictions, depression and many other evils.

For a child has been born, a son has been given to us, and the principality is upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Wonderful means that He alone can fill His people's hearts with wonder.

2. Overcoming Spiritual Boredom

But as it is written, The things which the eye did not see, and the ear did not hear, and which came not into man's heart, are those which God has prepared for them that love him. But God revealed them to us by his Spirit; because the Spirit penetrates all things, even the depths of God.
For which man knows the things of man, if not the spirit of man, which is in him? So also no one knows the things of God, except the Spirit of God. But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that comes from God, that we might know what is freely given to us by God.
< b>1 Corinthians 2:9-12

Our God calls us to find His Beauty, but for that we need to understand that it takes time and energy to begin discovering the depths and details of His Beauty.

3. False fascination with Entertainment

We often alternate between being fascinated and bored with entertainment. What we believe we cannot live without suddenly becomes unsatisfying and even repulsive.

As we consume the consumption of earthly entertainment, we become deadened in our ability to be fascinated by God.

We need to recognize that our hunger to be fascinated is only in God, He is the answer to that hunger.

And, verily, I also count all things as loss, through the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; whereby I suffered the loss of all these things, and count them as dross, that I may gain Christ, Philippians 3:8

4. The beauty of God as our occupation

People who seek entertainment or positions do not have the energy to persevere in their quest for the beauty of God. They don't have enough hours in the day to actually seek the satisfaction of this longing in God.

God satisfies our yearning to be fascinated and increases our ability to be fascinated at the same time.

A devotional life is not a bargaining chip for receiving God's attention, but a new form of pleasure, for Him to reveal Himself and for us to have a heart enchanted by Him.

Based on the book: 7 Longings of the Human Heart - Mike Bickle


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