Thursday, January 28, 2010

What Does It Take To Seek God? Psalm 63:1

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For many of us God is an ideal or a curiosity from our childhood, or he is part of a culture or heritage. To others, God is much, much more.

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirst for you my body longs for you in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 NIV. (To read all of Psalm 63, click the link for Biblegateway).

The psalmist says God is his God; he states it as a fact and claims God as his own to the exclusion of all others. It implies obedience. It implies he serves God alone. It implies he made a choice and that choice is that God is his God.

His dedication is complete; he seeks, he thirst, he longs, even his body, mind and soul is in it. If your soul longed for God like this life would change, you would make time for Him, and serve Him, and worship Him.

The psalmist already claimed God as his God why does he still “seek him?” One encounter with God is not enough, like the taste which tells us there is more to savor. The psalmist longed for intimacy and knowing of his God, a yearning for deeper understanding and comprehending of his God.

He seeks God “earnestly,” earnest is to be serious and solemn; or to have a deep sincere way. He sought God with such fervor that it affected his body with longing.

He said his soul thirst for God.” To thirst is a deep craving, a strong desire or a desperate need. For the soul to thirst is a thirst is on the deepest levels. He knew the deepest need in his heart was going to be fulfilled by God.

We hunger for something and try many things to satisfy, but it is God who is the satisfaction of our soul. Our thirst for God will be satisfied. Life may be in a dry and weary but you can be assured that your thirst for God will be satisfied. God promises that if we seek him we will find him see Jeremiah 29:13.

To learn how you can know God personally, see my other blog.

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