A dry and weary land

Surrounded by smoke- yet, we are smiling

Does my soul cling to God while His right hand upholds me? Like King David calling out with joyful lips to the One who brought satisfaction to his soul, we can also meditate on God’s help and protection.

The first step is to hunger and thirst for a spiritual relationship with Him. (We must be intentional with our time spent with God and express our desires for Him in honest prayer!)

The second step is to actually go to His sanctuary in order to witness His power and glory. (Nature aka -His creation, does this best for me)!

Lastly, give Him full allegiance by offering your praises. (It’s because your steadfast love, Lord, is better than life itself, that I can sing!). We can even sing the words of this Psalm, remembering specific ways that God has delivered us just this week, protected those we love and helped us in our weakness.

The result of this exercise to seek God earnestly will be: an exultant people, a rejoicing king and no more power to liars- since they will be stopped from their nonsense. – Teresa #liftedhands

My Soul Thirsts for You Psalm 63: 1-11 (ESV)

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

63 O 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.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek to destroy my life
shall go down into the depths of the earth;
10 they shall be given over to the power of the sword;
they shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by him shall exult,
for the mouths of liars will be stopped.

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