Early will I seek You!
“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 (NKJV). In Psalm 63, David said these beautiful words which have always meant so much to me, being a morning person who rises well before dawn to be still in God’s presence. Our God desires for us to seek Him in silence and have a deep loving bond with Him, as David did. So, how should we do that in this fast-paced world today? Well, knowing Him is the first step, which should take priority above all other matters. David used the word thirst to describe his burning passion to know God. The apostle Paul likened his pursuit of God to a race (1 Cor. 9:24). Saying, we must discipline ourselves and be willing to make personal sacrifices like an athlete in training who is competing to win an earthly prize. The next step is to spend time in God’s Holy Word daily. Making time to read and meditate on Scripture is essential for every believer. That’s how we learn who God is, how He works, and what He desires for us and the body of Christ. When we sacrifice and strive to know and understand the Word of God, the Holy Spirit will make the meaning spring to life. Dedicating time to know and experience God is a critical first step toward an intimate and fulfilling relationship with Him. Start today by making a personal commitment to rise a little earlier and pursue Him more diligently. Make room in your schedule for regular study and prayer each day. Friends, our heavenly Father is eagerly waiting for you to joyfully seek Him at the dawn of each day!
Grace and Peace always,