Food for ThoughtPsalm 63:1 Seeking God
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 63:1 New King James Version

O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water

This is not about a time frame; It is about a longing to be with God. “Early will I seek you” reflects the psalmist’s heart and desire to acknowledge His love for God and that is why He put God first.  

Even Jesus knew that His time with God early in the morning sustained Him throughout  His whole day.

Mark 1:35 New International Version

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Jesus lived on earth as the way for all generations past, present and future, to follow. His devotion to seeking God daily was an integral part of His life on earth.  He lived as he wants us to live; fully dependent on God.   He knew more than anyone the importance of bathing in the presence of the Father and being strengthened and enlightened so that each challenge would be met with wisdom and courage.  Spending time with God in the morning as the day begins, prepares us for the battles before they happen.

We need to acknowledge God as the Psalmist did.  He says to God “You are my God”.  David was proud of his relationship with God.  How many Christians today boldly proclaim they are Christians fearing they could be met with a critical comment or a silent sneer.  

It is quite hard to be a Christian at times because we are not of this world.

John 17:16 (NIV)

They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  

Believe it or not, this is good news.

We have a deep need and desire for God in all areas of our life.   Our whole being must be totally dependent upon God. If we seek God as first fruits we will less likely become desperate or scared in difficult situations.  Jesus knew that being sustained by God meant He was ready at all times during the day to be the answer for any issue.  We must have that same drive and passionate desire for God so that we too can minister hope to the world as Jesus did.

Challenge:  If you do not spend time with God early, spend one morning seeking Him and see if your day is easier to deal with.    

God bless


Go on to: Psalm 71:16 Strength
Return to: Food for Thought
Return to: Christian Living Articles

lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.