Anglican Devotional 16 June 2024: Increase Your Thirst For God

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 16 June 2024 – Increase Your Thirst For God

TOPIC: Increase Your Thirst For God

READ: Psalm 63: 1-11 (NKJV)

  1. A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 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.
  2. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory.
  3. Because Your lovingkindness [is] better than life, My lips shall praise You.
  4. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
  5. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
  6. When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the [night] watches.
  7. Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
  8. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
  9. But those [who] seek my life, to destroy [it,] Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
  10. They shall fall by the sword; They shall be a portion for jackals.
  11. But the king shall rejoice in God; Everyone who swears by Him shall glory; But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

THE MESSAGE:

A person who is thirsty will definitely appreciate water. When a man has hunger for God, he will not need any mobilisation to seek His face. This is the situation of the Psalmist in our text today – there was a longing in his heart to seek God. This accounts for why he chose to rise up early to present himself to the Lord (verse 1). It is important to note that we can know God more. As we show our willingness to draw closer to Him, so He makes Himself available to us (Jeremiah 29: 13). Those who seek the Lord will find Him, especially when they do so with all their hearts.

Dear child of God, seeking God genuinely is usually a product of deep hunger and thirst. This is the reason you need to develop and/or increase your thirst for Him. It is the desire of God that you move closer to Him, particularly in this week. He has great and deep things to show you as you seek Him and His right hand will uphold you in all you do and those who plot death and destruction for you shall fall by the sword. Seeking God gives you such joy as you cannot explain (verse 7-11).

PRAYER: Lord, I need more of You today and always.

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