A Habit of the Soul
I haven’t ran for two weeks. A chest cold has grabbed a hold of me and even though I laced up my shoes and thought I could, a coughing spell hit before I reached the end of the driveway.
I long to move, to walk, to run, just a few miles — out and back.
The only reason I long for this is because I’m used to it. I’m used to exercise being a regular part of my routine. Now that it’s not happening, I miss it.
Soon, I’ll stop wanting to exercise. The routine will be broken and my body won’t crave it.
David’s soul thirsts for God because he has a habit of seeking God. The more we seek God, the more we want to seek God. It’s a habit our souls crave more and more. If I’m not wanting to seek God, then I know something is amiss in my soul.