Life makes me thirsty

Psalm 63:1-8

The Thirsting Soul Satisfied in God.

1    O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly;

    My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,

    In a dry and weary land where there is no water.

2    Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary,

    To see Your power and Your glory.

3    Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

    My lips will praise You.

4    So I will bless You as long as I live;

    I will lift up my hands in Your name.

5    My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness,

    And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

6    When I remember You on my bed,

    I meditate on You in the night watches,

7    For You have been my help,

    And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

8    My soul clings to You;

    Your right hand upholds me.

    

         My son has been very sick with Pnuemonia, and God is awesome in laying HIS healing touch on him. My Aunt is passing away as her life support was taken off today.  I start a new class on Saturday, due to weather conditions we did not start last week.  A bridal shower for my daughter on Saturday as well. 

         Lots of mixed emotions, but still HE fills me with the joy that can not be described to an unbeliever.  My Aunts life in Christ speaks for its self, and I will be glad to dance in heaven with her, as she taught me Jesus first! She was my Sunday school teacher when I was 6 years old.  Today I placed it all in HIS hands (something I try to do regularly, as only He really knows what needs to be).  It is so freeing to bow to HIM and acknowlege HIS control and power.  Total surrender…Do you love Jesus? I mean really really love Jesus? Does HE give you a new song in your heart?   Are you certain that you never want to go back to where you were, because HIS love is so amazing?  I pray that you know HIM like this.  I also pray that if you don’t you will ask HIM why, as only HE knows, and only HE can give it to you.  God is so good all the time!  Lighter side-As I get prepared for my study group…Bob Marley keeps popping into my mind singin Exodus, movement of ja people…and thats not all, I have dance that pops out too…hope I get that undercontrol before I teach..LOL 

Peace. Joy. Love. Jesus better than life.

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16 responses to “Life makes me thirsty

  1. Do I know Jesus? Do I love Him? Oh so much! They say once He works your first miracle / answer to prayer in your life, He has you.

    I have many! He has me – I am His.

  2. Papa- wooooo hoooooo, isn’t it so exciting? I am crazy about my Jesus!

  3. Heidi

    Wow, what a week princess. It sounds incredibly like mine.
    The joy of the Lord is amazing. I wonder and maybe you wonder how our lives would be without Him. Without His existence or guidance.
    I pray healing over your son and a sweet homecoming for your aunt, she will be at the feet soon and dancing in the joy.
    Maybe drop me a line and tell me all about your class. I’m excited for you.. Love you too princess!!!

  4. tam

    Wow…Okay, there are so, so many people right now with such a wide range of things going on all at once. Things that bring out completely different responses and emotions. I read about your son, your Aunt, the upcoming shower, the study…and all those encourage such different emotions and thoughts. So I am just praying that God will settle your mind and calm your heart when it needs calming. That His presence will be undeniable and His voice easily heard.

    Love you!

  5. At times like this I can’t handle all the emotions, and I don’t trust myself to respond and think well, so I have learned to run to HIM, and leave it in HIS hands. HE just knows what is best, and HE uses all these different things to bring me closer to HIM than ever. That is always welcome! Thanks for the prayers, I am feeling them. Spiritual breakthrough is where I am at, and honestly HIS presence is very sweet. Its a very good place to be when knowing my need for HIM.

  6. Oh How I love Him!!! This is one of my most favorite Psalms.

    And I just said a prayer for you and your family and will continue to lift you all up this week. Sounds like a very wide range of emotions….our God is more than enough for you this week! He is Able….

    Love you
    steph.

  7. I love that psalm I have been on that and 103. I just voiced a prayer for you and I am so sorry about your Aunt. You have a lot you are going through and you are so precious and continue to run hard after Him!

  8. That is such an awesome Psalm!! No, I NEVER want to go back to what and who I was before. I was a Christian when I acted my worst and that is what makes me so sad. Never, never do I want to go back, but I am fully aware of how quickly I might go back if I don’t stay diligent in my relationship with Christ.

    Have a great weekend. Love ya,

  9. Leah, jenny, steph- thanks for stopping and commenting! I am always happy to see you here. I love this Psalm too, and have been trying to memorize it! hahaha for a very long time, thought I would try this version (nasb) and see if that helps! thanks for your prayers!

  10. Okay now, YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON!!! 😯

    This was a great post. Love it! So true! Everything is chaotic but yet He remains the same, someone to depend on. 😀

    Okay that whole Bob Marley thing….I am cracking up over that!!!! hahaha!

    I have something for you. When I was *ahem* shopping last night I saw something that made me think of you so I got it. 😀 Now I just need to send it to you. 😉 Can you email me you address? OR I could just leave it with Tam for when you come in June. 😉

  11. I found you from Tam’s blog. Praying for your son. What an awesome blog. I don’t think we can ever understand the depth of love of Jesus. It is something I have been pondering lately.

  12. Praying for you Darla!! You have a lot on your plate but your heart is full of Jesus….I’m grateful for that. Press on faithful one!

    Hugs~
    Fran

  13. I clicked through from Tam’s blog and what a blessing to read your post. I’m so thankful for that. Thank you. Hey check out my post today and maybe each Friday you can list your blessings too. I’m glad you’ve got the faith you do, as God will bless it. And isn’t it wonderful to have your cup filled with His love? It gives us that ‘peace’ you mentioned. Those that don’t know have no idea what they’re missing out on. I pray those reading your post are inspired to take a closer look at their relationship with Christ.

  14. Darla, your faith in our Lord helps to increase my faith. So much going on yet in spite of mixed emotions He still fills you with joy. He does that for me too. I know that there is no turning back for me. That hymn, No Turning Back, is my theme hymn. Though I dont ever hear it anymore. It’s been a tough week here too, but HE is so faithful and knowing HE is faithful, lets me sleep at night. Oh yeah, I’m glad we can have that experience.

    Love & blessings in Christ–

  15. Laurie Lloyd

    Hi Darla,

    Just checking in today to let you know I have been praying for all that is going on in your life right now. No profound words, just prayers for a sister who is honest enough to let us know when it is rough, giving us the honor of praying for you more personally. I hope this weekend is a blessed one for you.

    Love you girl, Laurie in Ca.

  16. Great reminder. In the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. Great visual to keep in mind. Hope you are sailing through this day…and I’m praying for you with all that’s going on in your life right now.

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