1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Feeling thirsty is a sensation that everyone and every animal is familiar with. It is an experience so common that few of us give it a second thought. In relation to the survival of an organism, thirst is incredibly important. Without water, most of the processes within the body will seize up.
How many times have you said: “I’m so hungry!” or “I’m so thirsty!”? For most of us that just means a few hours without food or water (and nowadays with all the delivery system we have in Shanghai, that can be solved quickly!).
David’s description of thirst comes from a place of deep need, earnestly seeking God, as seeking for water in the desert. Without it there is no life, no living. But David have seen God in power and glory, so he knows that it is in Him that he can have his needs met.
Let us come to our God thirsting for His Presence (Su).
Thoughts for the day
- How badly do you thirst for God?
- What does this passage tell you about God and Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Flick on a news site on your phone or computer and pray for a situation that is evolving today and the people involved.