Chapter-a-Day Psalm 63

Mmmmmmmm_cinnamon_rollsGod—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! Psalm 63:1a (MSG)

I crave my mother’s home made cinnamon rolls. The very thought of them makes my mouth water and stimulates my physical desires. I can almost taste the soft, warm dough rolled with cinnamon and sugar topped with that rich, gooey brown sugar frosting. Add a big slab of rich, creamy butter that melts across the top and drips down into the sweet, dark crevices and I can’t help myself. I look forward to the holidays each year when my mother cooks a giant batch of them for the family. I enter into my parent’s home and immediately start looking for the cinnamon rolls. It’s become a bit of a family joke, really. I can’t get enough.

I hear craving in David’s song today. He has more than just a passing appetite for God’s presence, he craves God’s presence like I crave my mom’s cinnamon rolls. He can’t get enough. I have to ask myself if I have that kind of appetite for God. Do I hunger after God with the same intensity of desire?

The object(s) of my appetite(s) says a lot about the condition of my heart.

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 63”

  1. 1 God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you!
    I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God…..
    While we rarely get hungry in America, we have each had hunger pangs at some point. The slight discomfort that creates and the complete mind focus on getting something to eat consumes you. I can’t say that I have that for God regularly. This passage struck me in that the comparison b/w desiring God and being hungry makes me wonder if I view God as a lifesource. Clearly we need food to live. The strength of our relationship with Christ likely dictates how much we long for Him. I want to grow that desire.

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