Longing for God

Psalm 63:1-2
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

There are those who choose God, the one true God, to honor and serve with their lives.  There are those who proclaim Him Lord of their lives and then live it out accordingly.  David was one of those people.  He delighted so much in his God, desired sweet, intimate fellowship with Him and relied on Him completely.  Do we have David’s same desire for God?  Do we seek Him early and often?  Are we seeking the truest, purest version of Him and not some idea we have in our heads about who He is?  Are we longing for Him to fill us with Himself?  Do we desire close fellowship with Him?  Do we seek His words of life?  And have we seen His power and glory for ourselves?

Let us come near to God in the morning.  Let us come early with fresh minds untainted by the cares of this world and the problems of today and let Him fill our thoughts and let His reminders strengthen and prepare us and let our minds be fixed and focused before the day begins.  Let’s trust in His power before we need Him to rescue us.  Let’s know His Word before we need to apply it.  Let’s know His thoughts before seeking any other opinion.  Let us cast our burdens upon Him and face the day with the easy yoke of Jesus.

Let us seek God early in our days and early in our lives and early in our trials and in our triumphs—before it gets overwhelming, before we get in too deep, before we reach a point of no return.  Because when we put Him first and ask Him first, we honor Him and we get the best guidance for our situation.  And when we look solely to Him, we see Him work, and His name is glorified.  And when we decide that He is all we want and we empty ourselves out for Him, He graciously fills us up.

How much are we desiring God in our lives?  Is it a need and a want to spend time with Him?  Is He the one we’re looking to?  May we be willing to do whatever it takes to get more of God in our lives.  Maybe we have to get up early.  Maybe we have to shed some things from our schedule.  Maybe we have to sacrifice some things that take up our time or get in the way of church and personal devotions.  If our souls are longing after God, just reaching for Him with that no-water-in-a-desert desperation, we can be sure He will fill us to overflowing.