I could have spent all day reading the words from my loved one
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. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: Have you ever received a love note before. I can remember when I was at boarding school and I would receive a letter from my boyfriend back home. It instantly became my most treasured possession. I could have spent all day reading the words from my loved one, telling me how wonderful I was and how much he missed me. The letters were never long enough and never came often enough but each one was special.
Application: I couldn’t help but list all five of the verses in Psalm 63. They were all so beautiful. I often hear people complain that worship songs are too much like love songs to God but then I read this Psalm and I realized that we are not the first generation to write love songs to God. This Psalmist was filled with so much praise for God that it has overflowed into their writing. What a beautiful Psalm to read and what a great why to express our feelings towards our God who is so generous, so loving and so worthy of our praise.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your great love. May we express our love back to you through word and deed today. Amen.
How can you praise God today?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.