“As the deer pants for the streams of water
so my soul pants for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Where can I go and meet with God?” (vv. 1-2).
I love going to church and during worship I seek messages from God that inspire me to live more fully as he wants. One Sunday it was extremely cold and icy and not really safe for me to attend church. So I decided to spend worship time with God in my own home.
I sang some favorite hymns, and read a psalm and a passage from Luke. Next I finished a book I had received as an early Christmas gift about Elizabeth and Mary as they faithfully obeyed God and together awaited the births of John and Jesus. I rejoiced. I prayed that I, too, will seek to become as faithful and obedient in listening for God’s commands.
No, I couldn’t attend church that Sunday, but my soul was refreshed and fed after I had worshiped with God at home.
O living, loving God, help me to remember that you are ever-present, always waiting to quench my thirst and feed my soul. Amen.