A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”
Questions for self from Psalm 63
- Do I make personal claims on God? Is He “My God“, or is He just for the world?
- When I seek Him [if I do] how earnest is it? Is it with all sincerity, seriousness with massive weight from my heart behind it? Do I seek Him like David talks about here?
- Is my soul already satisfied? If so, what satisfies my soul?
- Am I actually thirsty?
- When I behold His power and glory, what does that look like day to day?
- Do I really believe His steadfast love and mercy is better than life itself?
- Are my lips joyfully praising Him at all time, or ever?
- What floods my mind before bed, what can’t I get out of my thoughts? A to-do list, or is it Him?
- Do I often meditate on who God is? If so, is it often enough?
- Am I close enough to be in the shadow of His wings?
- How desperately do I cling to Him? Do I really? Would others say that about me? What about in private?
- Do I really believe that its His hand that upholds me, or was it by my power that things got done today?
If you dare, wrestle with these questions yourself…