Thursday, January 4 – Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us in the morning with Your graciousness,
That we may sing for joy and rejoice all our days.
After a long workout, you likely have a strong craving for water. Quenching our thirst is often the first thing we do after completing a workout. We run to water because we know it will satisfy. We know water is not only what we want now, but it’s also what our bodies need after intense exercise. But the truth is, our bodies always need water, even when we don’t feel the craving strongly. We can go throughout our day sipping coffee or soda and thinking we are satisfying our thirst but never truly doing so. In this psalm, Moses asked God to “satisfy us in the morning with [His] graciousness.” From the start of the day, before he tried to satisfy himself with anything else, He asked God to satisfy us with the only thing that can truly quench our spiritual thirst and give our souls what they need.
The question for us today is this: Do we want to be satisfied by God, or are we content with trying to quench our thirst with things that will only leave us thirsty again? Before you set any new rhythms or New Year’s resolutions, seek to be filled by the only One who can truly satisfy. May we hold onto the blessing and encouragement of 2 Peter 1:2-3: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” Through God we have all we need. In Him we find who we are and who we were made to be and can sing and rejoice all our days.
- What are some things that you thought would satisfy but did not?
- What would a life satisfied by God look like? What would be different in your life if you were asking God to satisfy you daily?
- Pray and ask God to satisfy the soul of someone you know is searching but may not know Him.