Daily Reflection — Hunger and Thirst for God

by Deacon Michael Bickerstaff | November 16, 2014 6:30 am

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber[1]

“King David in Prayer (detail)” by Pieter de Grebber

“O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory. Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee. So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name. (Psalm 63:1-4).

Deep within each of us is a hunger and thirst that can be satisfied in God alone. Nothing else we seek can satisfy. A life spent seeking the created instead of the Creator results in suffering and disappointment.

God calls us to Himself. When we think of Him, it is because He is tapping us on the shoulder. Turn to Him this day and all days so that your life will be fulfilled in peace, joy and authenticity.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.integratedcatholiclife.org/wp-content/uploads/king-david-in-prayer-pieter-de-grebber-detail-w740x493.jpg

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