psalms 63

its early this morning. i’ve been up for about an hour, but i went to bed at 9:30 so i’m not too tired. (i do have coffee with reddi whip in case you are wondering) the sun hasn’t come up yet. but i hear birds like crazy.

and i’m reading psalms 63. here are just a few reflections. i dare you to ask that God would awaken your hunger for him every day this week.

the message:

God-you are my God, and i can’t get enough of you

i’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.

(maybe difficulty produces hunger as well as patience. how  much do we need to hunger for God? i’m asking for hunger right now. there is a promise for the hungry as well. matt. 5:6)

so i here i am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory.

in your generous love i am really living at last!

my lips brim praises like fountains. i bless you every time i take a breath; my arms wave like banners of praise to you.

(this next is my verse i’m writing down and taking to school where i teach today. i’m going to look back on it continually in between classes. and i’m going to spend time reflecting on what i’m grateful for.)

if i’m sleepless at midnight, i spend the hours in grateful reflection. because you have always stood up for me, i’m free to run and play.  i hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post.

***

Lord, awaken us to our need. give us hunger. let us crave you. and let us find that you are generous and satisfying. yes. i ask that you would make us hungry. make kansas city hungry. make our friends and family hungry. make the world hungry. we really do love you. and we’ll spend our lives on you. you are worth it.

***

 for wednesday: read hosea 2

challenge: meditate on how far, how intimate God wants to be with us. write a paragraph about that.


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