This moment happens after the crowd tried to beat Paul to death. I thought two things: first, what moments am I yearning for; and second, they don't always come the way we envision them. I'm sure Paul didn't think he'd be nearly beaten to death prior to getting to preach to his fellow Jews in Jerusalem (and at the temple no less). But he was still given that moment.
I wrote down six moments I am yearning for deep in my heart. I can't share them because each of them involves other people. Writing them down was a good thing though. Why? Because I really hadn't thought about what I was absolutely deep-down yearning for. And now that I know I can pray for these moments and the people involved in a more specific way.
What are you really yearning for? I mean deep down, way down at the root of your soul? Possibly, those yearnings involve loved ones. Maybe you yearn to see someone really set free from fear; or maybe you long for a deep conversation with someone you love; or maybe there are people you desperately want to connect with again. Think about it. Taking the time to figure it out will wisk away the dross of life that sometimes clutters up our brains.
A few verses from Psalm 37 come to mind:
"Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it." Psalm 37:3-5