Read: Psalm 63
When you have a dear friend, don’t you desire that person’s company? Early in the morning, you would like to talk to that person or hear his or her voice, no matter what the situation is. When David was in the wilderness of Judah, the situations around him were not favourable, yet he desired to have fellowship with Yahweh God. He yearned, his soul thirsted and his flesh longed for the Lord in the dry land (Ps. 63:1). David found great joy and happiness to be in God’s presence, no matter what the circumstances were.
King David’s greatest desire was not to dwell in the palace, but to dwell in the house of the Lord for all the days of his life (Ps. 27:4). He found peace and strength in the Lord. He sought the face of God daily. He had the confidence that God would deliver him from his enemies. David clung tightly to God and God’s right hand held him (Ps. 63:8). It gives a clear picture of a toddler gripping his mother and her hand protecting her child.
When you seek God, there is contentment in everything (1 Tim. 6:6). The world may appear to be rosier, although the situations are tough. When you have fellowship with God, there is inner joy (Ps. 63:5, 7, 11), stability and strength in crisis (Ps. 63:9-11) knowing that God is in control. Daniel gained his wisdom and stability to function during the reign of different kings (Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Cyrus, and Darius), because he desired to seek God daily and have fellowship with Him with prayers and thanksgiving (Dan. 6:10).
God desires to have fellowship with you always. He loves you and cares about you. Even when you are immensely blessed by God like David was, the greatest thing you must desire is to have fellowship with God. Nothing can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, neither death, life, height, depth, principalities, angels, created things, present, or future (Rom. 8:38-39). Are you seeking to have fellowship with your Creator?