Friday, January 25, 2013

Seek God

Lookin out my back door




A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 

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. 

So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, 
To see Your power and Your glory. 
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, 
My lips shall praise You. 

Thus I will bless You while I live; 
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, 
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. 

When I remember You on my bed, 
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help, 
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. 

My soul follows close behind You; 
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life, to destroy it, 
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
They shall fall by the sword; 
They shall be a portion for jackals.
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. 
Psalm 63:1-11 (NKJV) 
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In this song of David, we see that he seeks God earnestly. His soul and flesh yearns for God. It appears that David starts his day by seeking the Lord.  When David first opens his physical eyes, he also seeks God as he opens his spiritual eyes. David sets the tone of the day by starting his day seeking God. David understands that nothing in the physical world on earth can satisfy his immortal soul.

His need for God is compared to the need for water in the desert. God is his sanctuary. David also closes his day by meditating on the Lord as well. We will find our happiness in the Lord. This weary old world is a desert – our hope lies in our true home, heaven?

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Reach up as far as you can, and God will reach down all the way.
John H. Vincent

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