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Prayer: Week 2 - Devotion 3

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you . . .” - Psalm 63:1

Few people were as intimate with God as was King David. In Acts 13:22 the Scriptures affirm that David was a man after God's own heart. David was not perfect. In fact, he was far from it. But David was someone who boldly entered the presence of God and laid down his entire life. He celebrated, wept, screamed. Whatever was on his heart, and wherever he was in his life, he was honest before God. David recognized God's place of holiness and authority and recognized his place under that.  

But what is even more amazing is that David also understood that God was not just a God of holiness and authority, but a God of love and mercy who desired intimacy. In the Psalms, we see this heart over and over again.  

Read Psalm 63. In this psalm, we see David's love towards God. You get the idea that David is not simply a religious man, but a man who has confidence in God. He has experienced God's faithfulness and goodness. He does not pray out of duty, but out of love.  

Think about whom you spend time thinking of? David had that passion and intimacy with God. This doesn’t just happen. Like all relationships, it takes time and hard work. 

 

Think about this: 

  1. How can you seek God today?

  2. Reflect on this last week, month, and year and think of all the ways God has cared for you and come through for you?

  3. In response to this, how can you, like David in vs. 8, “follow close behind God, having his strong right hand hold you securely?

Emily Traylor