Reading the Psalm this morning I was blessed by this….
O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee. My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and thirsty land where no water is, to see Thy power and Thy glory as I have seen Thee in the sanctuary. Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise Thee. Thus will I bless Thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in Thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness and my mouth shall praise Thee with joyful lips, when I remember Thee upon my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night watches. Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. Psalm 63
A needed reminder of the reality of Living Water….where true satisfaction, protection and rest dwell. I must keep watch. I must walk in the lovingly outstretched shadow. Rest is not in solidly built accounts, mortgages, precisely followed schedules, crossed-off lists, or in my plans whatsoever…not that those are bad in themselves. It is so easy to get caught up in and put stock “life”, all the while, neglecting Life. Thank you, Lord for this wonderful relief.