The title of this psalm of David is “Joy in the fellowship of God”, and it was written by him when he was hiding in the wilderness of Judah because he was being chased by King Saul. This is very interesting because it is easy to have confidence in the Lord when everything is going all right, but David took time when he was experiencing a time when things were not nice to declare his trust in the Lord. This is a great example for us because now is always the best time to declare the greatness of God in our lives. Verse 1 says: “O God, you are my God; early will I seek you; my soul thirsts for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. When David was in a place not of his choosing which was very threatening and dangerous the first thing he established was his relationship with the Lord. The importance of a personal relationship with the Lord cannot be overstated. You cannot be Godly just because the people you mix with are Godly, we need to be reminded that God has no grandchildren, only sons and daughters. Having a personal relationship is a choice that we make and does not come through attending church, This is why we must be born again to be a follower of Jesus because you cannot add Christian values to the way that we live and then call ourselves a follower of Jesus. David not only declared that God was his God, but he also declared that ‘Early will I seek Him’. His first port of call was his God, he knew that God was his only answer. We live in a world this concept is so foreign as to why we regularly attend church. The world has believed Satan’s lie that living the way of the world can give them satisfaction and choose to be entertained by the world. This is why we are warned in1 John 2:15 Do not love the world. If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him”.   David is very clear about where his source of living comes from. We must also understand that it is so important that we always put God first in our lives. David is very graphic in describing his need for his Lord, he said ‘My soul thirsts for you and my flesh longs for you ‘. Here David makes it very clear that not only does he wants his spirit to be satisfied by the Lord but also wanted to experience God everywhere he went. This means that we are to take the Lord with us everywhere we go – we do not have any part of our life where Jesus is not welcome and feels comfortable there. This is something that we need to be very clear about, we must take Jesus with us in all parts of the way that we live. Now is the time to experience the Joy there is when we have fellowship with the Lord. This is the best time to be captivated by the love of God to us. We are precious in His sight and He has provided for us a joyous and victorious life no matter what the circumstances of life we find ourselves in.

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