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For The Spiritually Suffocating

Psalm 86

November 29, 2020 • Jeff Lyle

If you ask me what I believe is the #1 key requirement for spiritual victory, I would answer quickly that it is desperation. We must remain in a spiritual state of longing for God’s presence, wisdom and power. We are wired in both the body and the spirit to pursue that for which are the most hungry. We pursue what we desire. For this reason, we must cooperate with Holy Spirit to long for nearness with Abba Father. The words in this Psalm are a beautiful example of what it looks like to press in to the Lord to know Him and experience His goodness. When we are desperate for Him, we will eventually leave off from anything lesser and make knowing Him our greatest pursuit. When we pursue God, we discover the riches of His greatness and the thrill of revelation in learning who He discloses Himself to be. If you feel like you are spiritually suffocating under the stale air of emptiness, then the words from this Psalm will help you breathe again in the presence of the One who most loves you.

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