(Psalm 63:1-8) 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.  I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.  Because your love is better than life my lips will glorify you.  I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.  I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.  On my bed I will remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.  Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.  I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.

There was a time, years ago, when I was first asked if I loved God.  It took me by surprise, and I didn’t have a clear answer.  Today, I could answer yes without hesitation, but when first asked, I couldn’t.  As I have walked with God, my love for him has grown.  His love for me has encouraged my love for him. 

This passage from Psalm 63 shows King David’s love and deep connection to God.  He has learned to trust and depend on God.  God loved David from the beginning.  Samuel tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14).  A loving relationship with God is always initiated by him.  If we receive his love for us, our love for him will grow.


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