Daily Devotion: May 5

Psalm 63:1-4 
 "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.  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."

David was running for his life from King Saul.  He had just pretended to be mad/insane before King Achish in Gath.  Being tossed out from there he departed to the city of Adullam and camped out in a cave with his followers.

When reading this Psalm; listen closely.  We like David so often in difficult circumstances (David had a cave, we have quarantine) need to be still and remember who our God is.  We are never alone, God is waiting for us to commune with Him.  When we thirst, He supplies living water.  When we ache, He is the balm of Gilead that soothes us.  When we are weak, He is our strength.

Like David, when we look up and remember God’s faithfulness our lips will praise and worship our King.

Remember in school when you knew the answer to a question: how high and quickly you rose your hand?  When a team was being chosen your hand went up so they would recognize and choose you.  How awesome as sons and daughters of God and joint heirs with Christ we don’t lift our hands to be chosen; we lift our hands because we ARE chosen…Even before the foundations of the world (Eph.1:4)

Read the Psalms; Pray the Psalms; Sing the Psalms!

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