My Desire

I can’t think of words anymore beautiful than this Psalm to close the week with.

I truly desire these will become my words and these thoughts become my thoughts. That I can push ‘me’ and the world out of the way, and that I can say without hesitation, I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. Gal 2:20

 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.

But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God’s name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced. Psalm 63

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.


2 comments for “My Desire

  1. November 10, 2009 at 7:06 am

    A wonderful psalm. A favorite song that comes to mind begins, “Oh God, you are my God, and I will ever praise you.”

    And ditto Greg!

  2. November 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Getting “me” out of the way is a life long struggle, isn’t it? I invite the Holy Spirit to move into my heart, but then he starts trying to rearrange the place … moving my favorite things, throwing out coveted thoughts … basically acting like it’s His home! And then I remember . . . .

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