Thursday, November 10 – Psalm 63:1
God, You are my God; I shall be watching for You; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and exhausted land where there is no water.
In the west, we have a lot of options when we consider something to drink. We have a faucet that runs water, we likely have an assortment of options when we look in the refrigerator, and we even more options if we go down the road to the store or a restaurant. In so many areas of our lives, we have countless options to meet our needs or fulfill our desires. Often, our problem is choosing the right option, selecting not only what we want but what we need, and even further than that, desiring what we truly need. At times, our body needs the hydration of a simple glass of water, but a glass of soda sounds better because of the taste.
Many of us know we need God. When we look at the brokenness of the world, it is not difficult to conclude that need. However, our problem comes when we look at all the other options available to us. There are so many different things we can do with our time or invest our lives in. There are different books we can read that are easier to digest than God’s Word. There are people we can talk to instead of praying to God. There are different ideas and philosophies we can believe over trusting God with our uncertainty. That is what sets this Psalm apart—not only did David know he needed God, but he also desired God above anything else. He desired God with great intensity during his time of trouble. May God transform our hearts to desire Him this way, above all else with an intensity that is unmatched even in our world of options.
- When have you desired God intensely? What things impact your desire of God?
- What are some options that regularly tempt you to neglect your relationship with God?
- Pray and ask God to transform your heart to desire Him more.