I read something recently that began, “Your calling is going to crush you.”
If I weren’t a Christian, and I’d never heard of a calling, or that statement might intimidate me.
If I weren’t called, that quote might make me wrinkle my forehead and wonder why someone would be liking to be crushed by something they chose.
But that’s where information and revelation alter your perspective.
See, when you have no revelation, you might not understand why I do the things I do.
When you have no revelation, you might not grasp the importance of my choices, if my sacrifices, of my disciplines.
Oh, but when you have a revelation, your eyes are open, your heart is refreshed, your soul longs for one more moment, one more taste of that living water you’ve found.
And you’ll do anything to maintain it.
You’ll do anything to keep it.
You’ll do anything to remain in it.
You’ll lay down desires, and expectations, demands and wishes.
Just for another moment.
It’s like finding a new love, but it’s so much more.
It’s like recognizing a new craving, but it’s beyond that.
It’s like getting a glimpse of paradise, but it’s to a greater extent.
If you’ve never experienced the moment, it will be difficult to explain it.
For it’s not a simple piece of knowledge that can be spoken or read about.
You have to fast it.
You have to feel it.
You have to experience the revelation.
Then, you’ll never be the same.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”John 4.10
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.Psalm 42:1