by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2010
Ps. 63:1-9 (Amplified)
1 O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirst for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
4 So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips
6 When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.
7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.
9 But those who seek and demand my life to ruin and destroy it shall [themselves be destroyed and] go into the lower parts of the earth pinto the underworld of the dead].
“I have looked upon You in the sanctuary,” David says to God.
David entered the sanctuary to see and meet with God. Do we take the time to go meet with God like David or do we expect Him to follow along with our busy schedules? His call is for us to worship and follow Him, not for Him to follow us. He asks us to trust in Him, to accept who He says He is as truth, and to therefore trust in His promises.
God alone is Protector and Provider. He created all things. He has dominion over all things and all things are in His hands. We can do nothing without Him. David knew this. When he remembered God during the night watches while he was in bed, meditating on the Lord, David’s whole being was satisfied as with the richest of fare and David’s mouth couldn’t help but praise God with joyful lips!
Part of our spiritual act of worship is to enter His sanctuary, stop doing and be with Him, beholding Him, meditating on Him. He is infinite in nature. Therefore we can never exhaust learning more about Him. When we take the time to seek Him, His Spirit blesses us with increased understanding of His Way.
Notice David beheld God in His sanctuary AND mediated on the Lord as David lay on his bed throughout the night. David sought God’s presence!
Like us, David also had to tend to his earthly life. He was a king, family man and warrior. But wherever he was during his day, David remembered God and remembered God’s place in it, worshipping (praising) Him and seeking Him more in all things. David is described as a man after God’s own heart. He constantly acknowledged and sought more of the infinite God and God was well pleased. It is our goal and what God desires from us as well.
Remembering God and His place in our lives throughout the day is not as difficult as it seems. And He promises if we will take time for Him, and put seeking Him first, He will take care of everything else.
Matt. 6:25,31-33 (Amplified)
25 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, or what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?
31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
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