There’s no Psalm I’ve read more often than Psalm 63, but this morning I finally listened to what Psalm 63 has to say.
How often I find myself thirsting for God, seeking (hopefully not like Lazarus’ persecutor) just a drop of God’s soothing presence. And yet here’s the answer, in the same Psalm that I’ve read scores of times.
David too finds himself in a dry and dreary land, thirsting for God. How does he slake this thirst?
He chooses to recommit himself to praising God in the wilderness where he finds himself this morning and where he lies down to rest in the evening. To praise with his lips, and to lift up his arms. When David praises, he finds his soul satisfied, and not merely satisfied, but richly so.
When our mouth is filled with praise, our soul is likewise full.
Not the other way around.
Yet another way that praise works!
- Math Stumper