A Bible Devotion from Psalm 63
In a Dry and Weary Land, My Soul Thirst for God
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.
Psalm 63:1-5, NKJV
My Bible says that this is a Psalm of David, when he was in the Desert of Judah.
Have you ever noticed that no matter where you go, you can see the evidence of God all around you? When you go for a walk, you see the squirrels scamper about and the birds singing and you think of all of the marvelous creatures created by God. When driving down the highway, you look all around you and see the ever changing landscapes displaying their beauty before you and think of God who made this beautiful earth.
Here was David in the desert; his first thoughts were of God: My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. In thinking of his physical thirst in this dry and parched desert, he thinks of his dry and parched soul thirsting for God. He sees God in the sanctuary, beholding His power and glory causing his soul to burst in praise: Your love is better than life. When in his bed, he thinks of God throughout the watches of the night and sings in the shadow of God's wings. The 63rd Psalm is such a glorious testimony of a life so filled with the praises to God, that everything around David constantly reminded him of God's love, protection, and help!
Pray today that God will give you a spirit of praise to Him, and that wherever the day takes you, you will be reminded of your great and wondrous God.
More Devotions on the 63rd Psalm from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions
Dry and Thirsty Land, verses 1-2
Better than Life, verses 3-5
History with God, verses 6-8
Rejoice in God, verses 9-11