A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.

9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God will glory in him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
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I’ve been reading through the psalms lately for the first time just to see what can be seen and hear what praises were lifted to God in the old days. Psalm 63 has blessed me because David did not simply sit at home and wait for God to come to him. He went out into the desert, the wilderness, and waited upon the Lord there where nothing could fulfill him but the Lord. I long to take a similar trip into the wilderness to seek the Lord. Soon I will spend a short period of time in the wilderness here which is abundant with water and meat but also with dangerous beasts, poisonous plants, and potentially undrinkable water.

My desire is to meet with God and to think about him day and night. May this be my prayer and my action.

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