Thursday, September 27, 2007

Physically Longing

Psalm 63
A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.

7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.

8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.

9 They who seek my life will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.

0 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God's name will praise him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

How often do you long for God....I mean physically long for his presence? How often do you actually ache for God to reach down and touch you?

I was reading this Psalm this morning, and I was taken away by a physical ache in my center for God to reach down to me. And I reached up to Him. And Daddy took me in His lap and held me for a while as I meditated on His word and His works. (Did you know that I am his favorite?)

Can you think of many things that are better than life? There aren't many. But God is. So glorify Him with your lips. Honor Him with your deeds. Remember that all of the people around your are His creation (and His favorite! that makes you stop and think, doesn't it!"

I pray today, that you will long for Him, long for His touch, long for His presence. That you will thirst for Him and raise your hands in worship and praise.

"I have found Your love feeds my soul.....
I have found Your love feeds my soul.....
It's better than life, so I'll glorify You....
Spirit within me cry out Your name....
I have found Your love feeds my soul.....


Mary@notbefore7 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was a pleasure to come over here and read this today.

"Remember that all of the people around you are his creation" Loved that line.

Kate said...

It's hard to comprehend the profound love that God has for each of us. The is no way to measure the depth of His love. To stop and think that we are ALL His favorite...WOW!

Thanks Tonni for sharing this Psalm and your need for God's embrace. We all long for His "Great Big Bear Hug". Raising our arms up high, being picked up by Him...nothing compares!

Christin said...

I love this. As I was reading the Psalm, my heart was crying out, "but DO I yearn for him like that? have I really SEEN him in his glory and power? To the extent that He wants to reveal it to me?!"

You have a sweet heart. And yes, you are right. YOU are his favorite. (I loved that). For our God is a God who's heart is big enough to hold each of us close.

From one favorite to another *grin*...I loved it.

NotJustLaura said...

Thanks for this - you've given me a much needed wake-up call ...