MY SOUL THIRSTS FOR YOU
King David said…
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)
David used different words, yet he echoed the same cry as that of Moses — “Show me Your glory!” David wasn’t intent on acquiring wealth. He wasn’t intent on his position or gaining more earthly power. His heart was set on one thing: A revelation and manifestation of God’s glory!
Our time and attention are consumed by many things…
But David focused on one thing and this singleness of purpose permeates his Psalms: 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. (Psalm 63:1)
The Amplified Version says, “earnestly will I seek thee.” Earnest seeking is effectual prayer. It is fervent and combative. It is the kind of prayer that will penetrate every enemy line to attain its ultimate purpose: A revelation of God’s glory.
This verse reveals what must happen to us in order for the revelation of God’s glory to be manifested. Our souls must seek God earnestly and we must thirst for God as though we were in a dry and barren desert. When you are really thirsty, nothing else but water will satisfy. When we are really thirsty for God, nothing else will satisfy.
This cry doesn’t come from your head. It is not mere intellectual assent. It isn’t based on emotion, because emotions fluctuate. It doesn’t come from praying out of duty, ritual, or guilt.
This cry emanates from your innermost being. Everything within you cries out: My soul thirsts for you!
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early… (Isaiah 26:9)
…And Isaiah admonishes us…
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
Make this declaration:
When God says ‘Seek my face,’” His face I will seek. I will call upon him while He is near. Psalm 63:1-11