In A Dry and Weary Land, My Soul Thirst for God

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; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. (Psalm 63:1-5) 

Have you ever noticed that no matter where you go, you can see the evidence of God all around you? When you go for a walk, you see the squirrels scamper about and the birds singing and you think of all of the marvelous creatures created by God. When driving down the highway, you look all around you and see the ever changing landscapes displaying their beauty before you and think of God who made this beautiful earth.
Here was David in the desert; his first thoughts were of God: My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. In thinking of his physical thirst in this dry and parched desert, he thinks of his dry and parched soul thirsting for God. He sees God in the sanctuary, beholding His power and glory causing his soul to burst in praise: Your love is better than life. When in his bed, he thinks of God throughout the watches of the night and sings in the shadow of God’s wings. The 63rd Psalm is such a glorious testimony of a life so filled with the praises to God, that everything around David constantly reminded him of God’s love, protection, and help!
Pray today that God will give you a spirit of praise to Him, and that wherever the day takes you, you will be reminded of your great and wondrous God.
When I read this devotion it blessed me. I couldn’t help but think of that old Hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness. No matter if your day looks like a dry and deserted desert, I pray your first thoughts are of God. No matter what lies ahead, God is faithful still. To Him be the glory! Let us rise and Praise Him for He is worthy to be praised.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!