Message of the Day: A Desire To Seek God First Thing In The Day
“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.” (Psalm 63:1, NKJV)
David’s thirst for God. It seems to belong to the period of Absalom’s rebellion when David was in the wilderness of Engedi (1 Samuel 24), fleeing from him, but confident of restoration. David expresses as earnest desire for God’s favor, and a confident expectation of realizing it in his deliverance and the ruin of his enemies.
It is a good thing to seek God as the first thing in the day; first in our plans and purposes; first in all things. We must seek God before other things came in to distract and divert our attention; we will seek God when we form our plans for the day, and before other influences came in, to control and direct us.
A desire to seek God as the first object in life – in youth – in each returning day – at the beginning of each year, season, month, week – in all our plans and enterprises – is one of the most certain evidences of true piety; and religion flourishes most in the soul, and flourishes only in the soul, when we make God the first object of our affections and desires. If this thing boosted David’s confidence that God will deliver him from his enemy, it will surely boost our’s so we will ready to face each day of our lives.
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