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“My Soul Thirsts for You”

Categories: Friday First

My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish His work, John 4.34. As a disciple, do you share the same desire and priority for your own life? For Jesus, there was nothing more important. In everything, He moved with total devotion to the Father’s will. Passages like this are challenging. We often face an intense struggle to prioritize the spiritual over the physical.

For the remainder of March, we’ll be talking about the pursuit of God through spiritual knowledge. As we begin this new series Sunday, we’ll first talk about something foundational to that pursuit: our desire for God. How strong is yours? Not for the blessings He provides, but for the Father Himself?

This is a particular struggle for Christians in the United States. We have, largely, become self-satisfied. Some of us lack urgency. Some of us have lost the joy we once had and have now drifted into spiritual malaise and in rarer situations — cynicism.

If we are going to pursue God and the knowledge of Him, we must make sure our desire and longing for God is where it needs to be. To do so, we’ll examine two passages: Matthew 5.6 and Psalm 63. 

On Sunday we’ll discuss:

  • What it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness.
  • David’s personal identification with God.
  • David’s desire for God above life itself.
  • David’s relationship with God during the good times sustained him when bad times came.

As you prepare for worship on Sunday, ask yourself these questions:

  1. What does Matthew 5.6 mean to you?
  2. Is there anything significant about the way David identifies himself with God in Psalm 63.1?
  3. How does Psalm 63.3 affect you emotionally?
  4. How had David experienced God’s power and glory? (Psalm 63.2)
  5. What connection does worship have with your desire for God … and ultimately, the pursuit of spiritual knowledge? 

Song Leader: Dru McLaughlin

Scriture Reading: Dylan Schofield (Psalm 63)