1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. 2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. 3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.
Your devotional meditation is Psalm 63. I have discovered the longer I have been walking with the Lord, the more I desire to commune with Him. David’s soul was in a dry place due to the fact that he was in the wilderness of Judea because he fled from either King Saul or his son Absalom. He was separated from the Ark, which represented the Lord’s presence. Therefore, he was in distress about being separated from the Lord. His experience in the dry wilderness prompted him to think of the thirst of his soul for God. David’s earnestly desire for God’s presence caused him to compare his desert experience of longing for water with his spiritual drought to earnestly seek God.
The longer a child of God experiences the presence of God in their life, the more we long to experience His presence. It becomes an insatiable longing to know Him more and more. In the midst of David’s distress, his love for God cause him to willingly praise God in spite of the threat on his life. Let this be our testimony. Regardless of our problem, Worship and praise the Lord and anticipate His merciful deliverance from our plight.
Pastor James Moore, Jr.