Sunday Meditation: Thirsting For God

PSALM 63:1-8


The following excerpt from the 63rd Psalm is a reminder that knowing God is central to worship:

Psalm 63:1-8

O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;

Arbel Sunrise.

Arbel Sunrise. By Elad Saporta, Pikiwiki Israel [CC BY 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

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;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.

Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.


May your worship be an ongoing activity—not just one day a week—that is characterized by an intense desire to know God more intimately.