Psalms 63:1 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.
Even during your darkest hours, your desire for God should be greater than your greatest need. Cultivate a deep thirst for God by spending quality time in His presence.
David was in the midst of a rebellion against his leadership that was orchestrated by his son, Absalom. Consequently, he and his allies had to flee into the wilderness for fear of their life. What is significant about the story was that David had lost his kingdom and he was in a place where there was no water, but what he was thirsty for was God. The revelation that you cannot afford to miss is that your desire for God should be greater than your greatest need. Amidst all that David was facing, if his need had become more important than God, he would have gotten to the place where he would have lost his connection with God and with that he would have lost his strength; the very thing he needed in order to overcome.
For most of us, being faced with what David was faced with, our focus would have been on the kingdom being restored. The reason David’s response was different was that his love for God supersedes his love for anything else in his life. If you ever wondered what it meant to love the Lord with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with thy entire mind as is stated in Matthew 22: 37, this is it. Your desire and love for God must exceed that of everything else. How did David get to that place? He made it a habit to spend quality time in God’s presence and in His word.
Don’t allow anything to cause you to lose connection with God, get to the place where your desire for God is greater than your greatest need.
Life Application: Set aside quality time daily to spend reading his word and lingering in His presence
Prayer: Dear Lord, let my desire for you supersede everything else. Help me to love you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. In Jesus name, amen.