Suggested Reading: Psalms 60-63
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Key Verses: Psalm 63:1-4
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live…
There are four Psalms in today’s reading. They describe four ways to pray. (1) “RESTORE us again!” (60:1b). — (2) “Hear my CRY, O God” (61:1a). — (3) “Truly my soul SILENTLY waits for God” (62:1a). — (4) “O God, You are my God; EARLY will I seek You” (63:1a). We are encouraged to pray prayers with meaningful content; to pray with fervency; to wait patiently on God; and to seek God first thing upon rising in the morning! Is that good counsel? Amen!!!
The words, “Wait silently for GOD ALONE!” (62:5a) focuses our attention on “GOD ALONE!” The only ultimate answer to life’s questions is in God. Our only refuge, security and peace are found in Him ALONE! The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner we will find real personal peace and security.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
First of all, Lord God, I bring You praise and worship! —— I’m presenting my petitions to You with fervency and urgency in my cry to You! —– I’m waiting silently in Your presence —– I’m doing this first thing this morning! You, O Lord, are my #1 priority. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I awakened this morning about 15 minutes before my usual time to rise, read the Scripture portion for my day, spent time in worship and prayer, and then wrote 100words.ca for my own spiritual uplift and for all who care to join me. During that time, while waiting for my digital clock (it projects the time onto the ceiling), I did as King David said to the Lord, “I remember You on my bed. I meditate on You in the night watches” (Psalm 63:6). I thought of God’s goodness to me personally, to my family, to my blog friends and to the ministry of Crossroads. At my age (77), continuity and growth in the ministry to which God called me is of vital importance! I thought of the amazing plan of God in bringing Dr. John Hull to Crossroads to lead us moving forward! My loyalty to him is at the 100% level and will remain there as long as I live. I invite everyone to check out the Crossroads ministry online and to pray for the team daily. This is a great movement worthy of the support of everyone who loves and serves God! Amen!!!
Also, it’s almost 6 a.m. and I’ve begun to sing Psalm 63, verses 3 and 4. Why not join in as a great choir. God will hear us all from all over the world, and put our joyful noise together in the courts of Heaven as beautiful harmony (click here for this song by a precious little boy).
Yours for “God ALONE!”