Daily D – Psalm 63:1
A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.
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.
My bride and I have taken long hikes twice in the last few years where we did not carry enough water with us.
Have you ever walked up ever-steeper hills for an hour and realized you have come to the end of your resources for refreshment?
David knew this feeling well in his life on the run from his murderous father-in-law, King Saul.
There was one thing David wanted more than water, and that was to know and experience God. If he was walking with God, if he was assured of God’s watchcare over him, he could face anything, he could overcome any challenge. If he lived in alignment and attunement with God’s mission for his life, he knew things would turn out well no matter how bad they were at that moment.
David reframed his lack of resources into a reminder of his dependence on God for every good and perfect gift. David had experienced again and again how God provides wherever he guides. He knew how every step with God is a step closer to everything he needed.
What pressure or problem do you need to reframe today?
What is squeezing you dry? What is beating you down? What is tearing you up?
Allow those experiences to drive you closer to God. Like David, let God know he is your fondest hope, your greatest desire. Find refreshment in nothing else. Do not allow an easier path to a lesser goal attempt to satisfy your soul.
I will drink deep drafts of God’s goodness.
Our Father, I find in you everything I need and more. I will walk with you trusting you to provide what I need when I need it. Stretch me. Grow me. Show me again and again how dependence on you is amply rewarded by your supply of a deep and abiding relationship. The closer I get to you, the less I worry about what I need. The more I feel dry, empty, and alone, the more I experience your goodness, grace, and mercy. You are worth the wait. I depend on you. Amen.
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1 Kings 22:34 But someone drew his bow at random and hit the king of Israel between the sections of his armor. The king told his chariot driver, “Wheel around and get me out of the fighting. I’ve been wounded.”
1 Kings 21:25, 26 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord drove out before Israel.)
Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
2 Chronicles 15:1, 2 The Spirit of God came on Azariah son of Oded. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.”