Persistent Motivation #6: Prayer allows us to fellowship with God Himself. (continued)
We often sing these words from Psalm 42:1-2, “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” Our verse today, found in Psalm 63:1 also describes this longing.
Psalm 27:1-4 is so beautiful. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3 Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
Yes, we have a hunger, a thirst, an insatiable longing for God. Prayer gives us the outlet for that longing. Prayer ushers us into God’s presence. Prayer nestles us in the comfort of His love. Prayer assures us. Prayer enables us to commune with Him. Prayer rips our attention from the business of the world and focuses us on our eternal King. Prayer brings us into sweet fellowship with the Lord.
Today, right now, could be the day that talk with Him. Don’t try; do!
O God, thou art my God; Early will I seek thee; My soul thirsteth for thee; My flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land Where no water is.