Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Soul Thirsts For You

I am in the process of memorizing this Psalm.  I love the words because they speak of my desperate need for God and how when I seek Him as my only source of fulfillment, He fills me up.  This Scripture is of great encouragement to me, and maybe it will be to you as well.

Psalm 63

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, New King James Version)

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