Psa 42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God
The psalmist gives us a mental picture of what his hunger and thirst was like and what for. A thirsty deer is forced to move in search of water, and when it finds it, it sticks there drinking until it’s been filled. Anyone not thirsty or hungry will not move in search of water or food.
Our souls ought to pant after God, He is more than enough. Think of the Samaritan woman that kept making trips to the well for water to quench her thirst. Jesus offered her eternal water, she panted with this response, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not” (Joh 4:15). Note the blessed in this following verse Mat 5:6 “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled”. We need to hunger and thirst again for God and the things above. Rom 14:17 “The kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost”. We are not panting after the material or the natural things, we are panting after righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.