My Soul Seeks God

Tomorrow I am to preach on Psalm 63. t is wrapping up the year long series on the Ten Commandments, sort of bringing them full circle, turning the positive aspect of the Tenth Commandment back onto the first. Inside myself, I feel like I am in this hyper commercial, over stuffed, over stimulated, spiritual desert. In some ways I almost wish for the barren desert of the wilderness of Judea. My, how we always seek what we don’t have. My spiritual life feels choked and squeezed lifeless by the cares of this world, the anxieties of life, and by the wanton excess of everything. I just wish that the longing would return, as in days of old, as in days of my youth.

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.


2 Responses to My Soul Seeks God

  1. alpal says:

    Instead of thirsting in a desert, it sounds like your drowning in … middle class? The “quick sand” of middle class?? I don’t know, but I feel the same thing.

    Congrats of the new site.

  2. joelblog says:

    Yeah, that’s what it feels like. So, this is MY desert. I might prefer an actual one – at least they’re pretty (until you’re dying of thirst). So, as David sent up his Psalm from his circumstance, so I must send up my psalm, my worship, from mine.

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