Psalms 63 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...
I have about three psalms that I call my favorites and Psalm 63 is at the top of that list. All the descriptions David uses to portray his feelings toward, and relationship with God, give me a clear picture of the love and passion I should have for God.
I particularly like verse 5: "My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food. . ." It totally connects with me because I absolutely LOVE eating dessert (and spend way too much time thinking about it--but that's another blog.) So, when I read verse 5 I think about this dessert my husband and I share at our favorite restaurant. It's called Chocolate Excess and, let me tell you, the word YUMMY doesn't do it justice. It's a big, thick triple fudge brownie that isn't quite cooked all the way through (so it's really soft, almost gooey). It's served very warm with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, walnuts and then big pieces of chocolate shards over the top. I don’t think there's any food I enjoy more than this dessert.
So…after I recall this "dessert experience," I ask myself if I feel that strongly about God and my relationship with Him and His Word? This really gets me thinking about where I'm at with God and continuing to grow closer to Him.
So take a minute and think about what your favorite food is, and how much you crave it and enjoy it. Do you hunger after time with God and His Word like you do this particular food? Now I'd love to hear what favorite food you used for this exercise and any thoughts you had after you finished. Have fun! Tami W.
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