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. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:1-8 (NIV)
Satisfy Your Soul
You look thirsty to me. There is no question about that. I have this thirst in my soul that only you can satisfy. How do you know that to be true? Believe me, I have foolishly tried to satisfy my soul with just about everything other than you. I’m not proud of that fact. I tried to satisfy my soul with comfort and pleasure. I tried to satisfy my soul with possessions and power. I tried to satisfy my soul accomplishments and achievements. I tried to satisfy my soul with honor and applause from the world. I tried to satisfy my soul with human relationships. You get the idea. You name it, I’ve tried it. Nothing will fill the emptiness of the soul, other than you. The soul will be left desperately thirst without you. It pleases me that you have come to know this to be true. There is no doubt within you, I am the satisfier of the soul. I am the only one who can fill that emptiness inside of you. There is a God shaped void in each soul, that only I can fill. Yes, I now know that, without a doubt.
Will you allow me to satisfy your soul? How will you allow me to satisfy your soul? Those are two very good questions. Yes, I will allow you to satisfy my soul. But how do you satisfy a soul? I know. I will earnestly seek you. I will draw near to you. I will come into your presence with praise and worship. I will express my love and devotion to you. Moment by moment, day by day, month by month and year by year, I will live I an intimate relationship with you. I will hold on to you as you hold on to me, as we walk through life together. Surely then, you will continually satisfy my soul. There is no doubt about it. Yes, as you live in an intimate relationship with me, I will continue to satisfy your soul. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I have this thirst for you that is in my soul. If I were to be crawling across a sun scorched desert floor, without water, I would not have a greater thirst. I will earnestly seek you. You will have all my praise and worship and love. Satisfy this thirst in me. Amen
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