The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of May 25-31, 2014, is Psalm 63:1-4.David is in the desert of Judah when he wrote this psalm. David was relying on the Lord to survive and to return him to Jerusalem.As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week's verse, consider your attitude towards worshipping the Lord.
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.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
(Psalm 63:1-4, ESV)
A desert is hot.It is dry.It is difficult to find water to drink.Having spent so much time in deserts, David knew what it was like to be thirsty, to look out on the land and see no water.He knew what it was like to find an oasis in the desert, to be given the gift of water.The majority of us have never experienced this type of thirst, or been cast out, longing to return to civilization.What David wanted even more, though, was to fellowship and worship the Lord.That was his top priority.Is it yours?