In the year leading up to my marriage to my darling wife we chose to start our careers first. This meant living 1000km away from each other, lots of phone calls, plane flights and all-night drives to see the one I loved.

I can particularly remember my young fiancee's tears as we said goodbye at the airport the last time we were seeing each other before our wedding. That last fleeting glance, "that final touch," that one last word, before disappearing down the walkway! Then spending day after day yearning for the partner that you were going to spend the rest of your life with!

There were even times when we spent 10 weeks apart at a time. The face of my loved one started to fade in the memory — I am horrified by the thought!

I really wanted that woman — to be close to her as much as possible!

Do you have that same yearning for Jesus? He came and spent time on earth, lived, died and rose again, purely because of His passionate love for you.

"Do you really want me?"
He is now in heaven preparing your future and eternal home, and He is asking you, "Do you really want me?"

"This one thing I know: God is for me!" (Psalms 56:9)

TODAY, pray for a desire for God like you have never had before!