Psalm 63

Posted: May 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

I was thinking of this Psalm again today (we read it during our Sunday Morning breakfast with the Worship Arts Team).  I pray that I can live a life like David some day (soon) and be as close to God as he was!  I seem to stumble.  Here are my thoughts on this passage below, and how I stumble:


Psalm 63 (The Message)

Psalm 63

A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness

1 God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
traveling across dry and weary deserts.

This scripture is very true!  I thirst for Him constantly!

2-4 So 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 is very true in times that i am at Church (especially when I am on the Worship Team that weekend).  Other times outside, I waiver!  😦

5-8 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy;
I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!

If I’m sleepless at midnight,
I spend the hours in grateful reflection.

Not always True, although there are more times that I am thinking of Him then not thinking of Him when this happens.

Because you’ve always stood up for me,
I’m free to run and play.

This is where I stumble…That freedom (or my will) gets in the way sometimes!

I hold on to you for dear life,
and you hold me steady as a post.

Again, I do cherish Him, and want to be like Jesus!

9-11 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom,
marked for death, bound for hell.
They’ll die violent deaths;
jackals will tear them limb from limb.
But the king is glad in God;
his true friends spread the joy,
While small-minded gossips
are gagged for good.

I wonder if I am the “Those” at times?  Sometimes I feel like I have torn someone in two.  Especially lately.

My prayer is this:  God, please help strengthen me in your eyes.  make me the Iron Man you wanted me to be from day one of my existance!  Grant me that peace of mind that I may not rip people to shreds, verbally or emotionally.  Help me always remember to be like Jesus!  Amen!


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