Let your thirsts drive you to God that he may satisfy your desires and meet the needs of your soul.
Psalm 63 (NLT)
A psalm of David, regarding a time when David was in the wilderness of Judah.
1O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.
2I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.
3Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
4I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.
5You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.
6I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.
7Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
8I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.
9But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin. They will go down into the depths of the earth.
10They will die by the sword and become the food of jackals.
11But the king will rejoice in God. All who swear to tell the truth will praise him, while liars will be silenced.
Psalm 63 1 — “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
“Prayer needs fasting for its full growth. Prayer is the one hand with which we grasp the invisible. Fasting is the other hand, the one with which we let go of the visible….Prayer is reaching out after the unseen; fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves, to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.” Andrew Murray
Father in heaven, I reach out to you, the only one who can satisfy my thirsty heart and meet the needs within my soul. Through this fast may I crave you and your kingdom more and more. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
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2 thoughts on “Day 9 Thirsts”
We understand thirst, but we want to learn how to thirst for You on a deeper level, with our whole body, soul and spirit, as in a dry, parched and waterless land. We also trust you Lord as the only one who can truly satisfy our thirst.
Once again I realize how He draws me, I know where my deepest satisfactions are met, may I thirst only for the water that which comes from HIM, feeling blessed and loved beyond what I can imagine or ask for! Thank you Jesus for the Cross!