Friday, April 7, 2017

Psalms 63:1 ¶ <<A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.>> 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.
Our day should begin with Bible study and devotion – not to necessarily plan events but recommit ourselves to humble obedience and challenge our thinking to seek holiness. Each day should be offered to our Lord for His glory and purpose. This does not move us away from responsibilities or commitments, but it reminds us of whose we are and what purpose we serve. We must dwell in the wilderness of a fallen world ever seeking to be salt and light for our Lord’s glory. The world will offer opportunity and distractions to satisfy our longing for happiness and purpose, but it is the presence of our Lord alone that will satisfy a thirsting soul. Our flesh is subject to the physical and emotional influences we must face daily – it remains our willful desire to make our earthly desires subject to our spiritual need. David sought the heart of God, knowing the closer he got to God the more he would separate himself from conflicting influences around him. David was faithful to the responsibilities before him but his deepest motivation was obedience to God. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 7/ Luke 9:18-36; 1 Samuel 7,8,9

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