Today From Psalms
Early- Psalm 63
To be able to say, “O God, thou art my God;” is a joy of unspeakable honor. To claim God as “my God” does not indicate that I am superior to God but that I have taken Him alone as my only God. This is the relationship that men can have with the Almighty God. In this relationship we can begin to know God and sense His presence with us.
As this relationship grows it begins to affect my very being, and the way I live and conduct my life. First, I will “early will I seek thee.” This emphasizes both early in time and the diligence in doing so. What a joy to rise early and, before anything else, diligently seek God’s face and find help before the day begins.
As a I regularly seek the Lord early in my life and in my day, I will begin to know God in greater and marvelous ways. The more I know God, the more I will want to know Him even more. The psalmist expresses it this way: “My soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.” This does not indicate a lack of satisfaction when we have met with the Lord but a desire for more of the “fullness of joy” that comes from His presence.
An early time with the Lord is a joy in itself but will also make praise a greater possibility throughout your day.
Verse 3 “Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.”
Verse 4 “Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.”
Verse 5 “My mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.”
Make seeking the Lord “early” a priority in your life.