O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (NIV) Psalm 63:1
As I read the Psalms, I am amazed at David’s heart after God. And at times I have to admit that I get a bit jealous of His passion for God. I wish that I had the same intensity as David did for his God. Listen to what he writes. . .
** O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; (verse 1)
** My soul thirsts for you, (verse 1)
** My body longs for you (verse 1)
** Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you (verse 3)
** I will praise you as long as I live, (verse 4)
** And in your name I will lift up my hands (verse 4)
** My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; (verse 5)
** With singing lips my mouth will praise you (verse 5)
** On my bed I remember you; (verse 6)
** I think of you through the watches of the night (verse 6)
** My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me (verse 8)
Let me ask you. . .How do you earnestly seek God? Does your soul thirst for Him? Does your body long for His presence? How do your words glorify God? How does your lifestyle praise His Name? Are you satisfied with the riches of His grace? Or do you complain about how He has sovereignly planned your life? Do you think of God often? Is He constantly on your mind? the center of your focus? Do you cling to Him and nothing else?
Will you join me in asking God to give you the earnest desire to know Him and Him alone? Ask Him to give you the same heart after God that David had. . . and watch the way God empowers your life through His Spirit!
Written by Marji “Mike” Kruger