Psalm 63:1-2 NIV 2011
You God, are my God, earnestly I seek you. I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you. I have seen you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary and behold your power and your glory.
David’s Psalm was written while he hid from Saul in Judah’s desert. His prayer showed his desire to be near God and His safety while securely resting in His presence. David used the word thirst to show his yearning to be with God. A similar plea is found in Psalm 42:2, “My soul thirst for God, for the living God.” David’s prayer showed him pleading for Fellowship with the Father. Psalm 27:4b, “That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.” Consistent fellowship with the Father requires a commitment to follow the Son.
There have been times in my life when I’ve sought refuge from various situations in my life. Like David, I find emense solace in conversations with God. While the sometimes the solutions to them are not what I’ve prayed for, it consistently ends just as He knows it will. I long for closeness with Him. That is precisely what will happen. When I seek His face daily, I am able to rest in His perfect plan. I seek fellowship with the Father because I belong to His Son.
How will we commit to Him today?
Committed to Jesus,