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Thought for the Day by Matt Jones (Associate Minister for Music)
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
Are you someone who would describe themselves as ‘satisfied?’
That is quite a broad question; one could be satisfied in a single area, and deeply unsatisfied in many others. But in a broad and general sense, are you satisfied with life? Most would say yes, others would say there are things they lack, things they aren’t experiencing.
The deepest longing we have is to know God, and to be known by Him. All of us have that longing. In Psalm 63, David searches after God. He has ‘seen’ Him in the sanctuary, ‘beheld’ His power and love.
And what is his response? Firstly praise, praising with his lips, next a decision to praise him as long as he lives. And then we see that he is ‘satisfied’ as with the ‘richest of foods’. What was the best meal you ever had? Something that made you feel utterly delirious with joy? A homemade meal? A favourite restaurant. Imagine that feeling of satisfaction, because you can find that in God. And it’s a deep, meaningful, endless satisfaction.
Meditate a little on those verses. Ask God to satisfy you with Himself today.
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