1O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
There is no question that David was a worshipper. His hunger for God is evident throughout the Psalms, and he obviously took great delight in the presence of the Lord. I love the picture he paints in the verses above. His soul is dry and his flesh famished “as in a land where there is no water.” Now, we all know water is crucial for survival. For David, fellowship with God is no less essential. He must have God. Then in verse two he takes action. He looks upon his creator and takes in the power and glory. What an incredible sight, steadfast love that is better than life itself! He finds perfect, relentless, eternal love that is a thousand times more satisfying than water could ever be. Finally, David responds. He worships the life giver, not only in the moment, but all of his days. Oh that the people of Redemption would have the same thirst. One that is quenched by none other than Jesus, the giver of living water. May they then gaze upon their Lord, take hold of his love, and respond with passionate worship.
I’m looking forward to Sunday. Let’s come thirsty!
This post was written by Tyler Hayes, Guest Worship Leader at Redemption Church.
–January 12th is a very big day for Redemption Church! Thank you for praying with us! For more information about the launch of Redemption Church and how you can pray for us, please click here.