“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; To see thy power and thy glory…” (Psalms 63:1-2)
God has made our human bodies need H20 (water) to carry out normal bodily functions. In fact, without the intake of water, the body will die. As it is in the physical, so it is in the spiritual realm for the Child of God.
In the text, David likens God to water; that which is a daily necessity for the Child of God. Not that the saved need to be re-saved every day. But rather the saved need God’s strength, His nourishment, His fellowship, on a daily basis. God has established that the saved will get thirsty for Him. It is as involuntary as our physical bodies getting thirsty for water after a period of not having water. It is something that is automatic in the Child of God’s spirit. It is a must that we take Him into our fellowship daily, if we are to live the abundant, victorious, over-coming life.
Many times, God leads us into “a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” The reason being, that we may seek Him early, to satisfy the spiritual craving for His supply and refreshment.
Children of God, as long as we are in the flesh, meaning as long as we exist in this life; we need:
1) “To see thy power and thy glory” (verse 2). That is, we need to daily experience the power of God over sin. We need to experience God’s power over all adversaries. Plus, we need to behold “thy glory”; that is His Perfection, His Preeminence; as Isaiah did (Isaiah 6:1-6), and as Christ prayed for His given ones (John 17:21-26). The reason we need to see His Glory (His place of honor, exalted above all things) is because we too, being His Children, are in Christ; and this is also our position in Him. When we are in a valley, when we are in a dry and thirsty land; we need to be reassured of who God is, and of who we are in Him.
2) “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life” (verse 3). As Children of God, we need to also be reminded that God loves us and has good for us. We need not look at the situation or circumstances of our present state (a dry and thirsty land, where no water is). But we need to keep our eye focused on Jesus Christ, who loved us and gave Himself for us; that His Life might abide in us, and we would live through Him. His Life is better than this temporal life. This temporal life is full of trials and tribulations. But His Life living in you is eternal and cannot be touched by this evil world. Focusing on His Love will always issue in praise.
“Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.” (Psalms 63:4)
David said in Psalms 147:1:
“Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.”
Nehemiah 8:10d says:
“…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
God is our Water; God is our Hope; God is our Life. God is our Strength in the dry and thirsty land.
Are you thirsty?
“And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17). (Read Isaiah 55:1-13.)
Then come to the Water of Life and drink and be refreshed.