Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ps 63

Ps 63:1 O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
:2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.
:3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
:4 Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
:6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.
:7 Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wing I will rejoice.
:8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right upholds me.
:9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
:10 They shall fall by the sword; they shall be a portion for jackals.
:11 But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him shall glory; but the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped..

This is headed as Joy in the Fellowship of God.

Sometimes it takes a crisis to get us to seek after a deeper relationship with God. Other times we coast through life as a christian, barely surviving spiritually. Then something happens that stops us in our tracks and make us reevaluate everything. Whatever it is physical, emotional, financial, it forces us to our knees. That crisis moves us to a closer walk with God.

David had a pretty good life and grew to love the Lord before having to be on the run from Saul for 10 years. In the beginning he was all alone except for the Lord. I hope it doesn't take a crisis to stir a longing for God in your heart. If you are content with your relationship with God and if you yawn your way through worship and bible reading, your soul has already started to dry up. If you come to God and are honest about your lack of passion, He will help you stir those dying embers back to life.  

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