4.12.2009

praying today's psalm: psa 63

O God, you are my God,
Earnestly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you,
My body longs for you,
In a dry and weary 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.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
With singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I 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.
My soul clings to you;
Your right hand upholds me.

(Psa 63:1-8, NIV)

Father, man cannot live on bread alone. Our physical hunger pains—if we even let ourselves feel them—are only part of the pain we feel. To be starving for your presence is our greatest pain. Nothing hurts more than your silence. Our lives consist of yearning and hoping—fulfillment is never lasting. Yet we know in our hearts that it is in your presence that our hearts will find their satisfaction. In your presence are pleasures forever. With every ounce of our weary lives, may we pursue it. And we praise you because you will not withhold it. Amen Amen

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