SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER, 2018
THEME: WORSHIP, HEALTH FOR THE SOUL
TEXT: PSALM 63:1-8
MEMORY VERSE: PSALM 63:1 “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.”
This beautiful morning psalm, written by David, is believed to have been when he temporarily abandoned his throne when Absalom, his rebel son, waged war against him (2 Sam 15:13-23). If it is so, David must have been in an agonizing situation which called for serious prayers.
We should, therefore, ask ourselves a soul-searching question: “How much do we desire God?” David was in the desert of Judah, and his flesh was weary and needed to satisfy its appetite, but he turned his gaze on his soul and, using the prevailing example of a heart panting for water in the desert where he was, he expressed how his soul longed for God. It is the breath of God upon the flesh that brings about a soul. The soul of man is the seat of his will and emotions, which can easily be affected by things happening around him in the physical realm.
David, however, got to a level of walk with God that everything within him, including his soul, literally longed for God. In verse 2, he reports that he’d looked upon God in the sanctuary beholding His power and glory and in verse 5, he says his soul would be satisfied as with fat and rich food. The fruit of worship that moment in the Holy of Holies, when we behold God’s glory and feast with Him in our souls, is tremendous health for the soul. Realizing that every moment spent with God in deep communion helps us to live above sin and prevailing vicissitudes of life, living in His presence, therefore, assures renewal of our mind and helps us to see things from God’s perspective.
Aside from this, when we worship in the spirit, the eternal mysteries of God are transported to our souls via the Spirit of God dwelling in us. Friends, there is a higher realm for you. Enjoy heaven’s menu today as you lift up your heart to the eternal King in all you do this weekend.
HYMN: EMHB 455 – AS PANTS THE HART FOR COOLING STREAMS
PRAYER: Jehovah Nissi, be my banner in any battle of life and grant me victory in all fronts in Jesus name. Amen.