Psalms 63:1 (A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.) “O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;”
Your soul is the seat of the appetites, seat of emotions and passions, activity of mind. Your soul is the inner man. The real you. Here is David in the wilderness of Judah, and note that he is not thirsting for the needs of his body; he is thirsting and longing for God Himself. I will seek Thee. My soul thirsts for Thee. My flesh longs for Thee. Make that your prayer this morning, beloved. If possible, before the phone rings. Before the children start making their needs known. Before you meet with anyone else. Tell Jesus that today, above all things, you want Him more than anything or anyone.
Make The Psalmists prayer yours. Psalms 5:3 “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will look up.” Direct your prayer unto The Lord, and look up. Draw your sustenance and strength from The Lord. Be filled with the fullness of God Himself. We tend to pray for things like more love, more power. In reality, what we really need is more of God, from Whom all love and power flows. Thus, the singular, but spectacular need for more and more of God. Even when we prepare our hearts to go to a bible study or regular church service, our supreme desire should be for that one on one fellowship and communion with God. Psalms 84:2 “My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” Did you notice the change from longing for the courts of God, to crying for God Himself?
We were created to have fellowship with God. But sin has severed that fellowship. Thus, we read of Jesus giving this invitation to religious people who were empty inside and hungering for God. John 7:37 “In the last day, that great [day] of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink”. Sit still before The Lord, dear ones. Ask Jesus to fill your soul with His presence. For in His presence, there is fullness of joy. And His joy, is all the strength you need for today.