Do you remember when you were a brand new shiny Christian? Has your shine dimmed a bit? Have you fallen into a routine? It happens to the best of us. God remembers how eager we were when we first came to Him. He really wants us to be that eager all the time, even when things are looking bleak. What He is saying, is that He is always there for us, why can't we please always be there for Him. Have you ever thought of it that way? God actually wants us to be there for Him, like a child excited to see his daddy. So no matter how tarnished you may have become or how barren your wilderness is, God is with you and will be there for you. You can know this and chase after Him eagerly and follow Him and show Him how much you still love Him. He needs to know that we love Him.
“I remember how eager you were to please me
as a young bride long ago,
how you loved me and followed me
even through the barren wilderness.
O - God knows that we are always eager to please Him as baby Christians, He knows that for some of us, this eagerness fades and He is asking this as a reminder to us all. He wants us to be eager like we were even in the hardest of times.
A - I have gone through the excited baby Christian faze, I have gone through the settled but obedient faze and I have finally found consistency. I will love God eagerly even when times seem hard. I will work to please Him and follow Him regardless of my circumstances.
P - Father thank you so much for accepting me as your bride. Thank you for you love. I pray that you always show me ways to follow you and to lead others to you. Help me to always count on you even when I don't realize how much I need you. Thank you for standing with me in the barren wilderness and I pray I will be eager to please you, even there. In Jesus' name, Amen