Hey brothers – join us tonight for our January Men’s Fellowship Night. Pastor Andrew Brown, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Toms River will be sharing God’s Word. Dinner begins at 6:15 AM and the program will follow. Call 800-453-7942. Check out our website for details: http://americaskeswick.org/christian-events/monthly-events/mens-fellowship-night
A Soul Hungry for God
O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. (Psalm 63: 1)
I once heard Stuart Briscoe say that God meets man on the level of his desire; man can have as much of God as he wants.
If this statement is true, and I believe it is, then our level of desire to know God will affect the level of our intimate, personal knowledge of God. Do you desire to know God with all your heart? Or would you say that your pursuit of God is lukewarm?
Psalm 63 has been called the soul of the Psalms. It is packed with expressions of David’s longing to know God, to serve God and to praise God.
The Psalm contains some practical guidelines to assist us in our pursuit of God.
First, we are to seek the Lord… early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You…(v. 1). The psalmist is describing a seeking heart. Do you want to know God? Then seek after Him with your whole heart and soul.
Secondly, we are to remember the Lord…when I remember You… I meditate on You… ( v. 6 ). The psalmist is describing how God occupies his mind. This is a sign of the psalmist’s love for the Lord. Is it not true that those we love are always on our mind?
Thirdly, we are to praise the Lord… my lips will praise You…(v. 3). The psalmist praised the Lord not only for what He had done, but for Who He was. And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips (v. 5).
Do you long to know the Lord in a deeper, more intimate way? And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29: 13). Dr. Roger D. Willmore is a popular teacher/speaker at America’s Keswick. You can listen to his messages at http://www.americaskeswick.org
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 1454-1479). . Kindle Edition.
Think About This: I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous. —Thomas Lye
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6