Day Three: The Need To Feel

Psalm 42:1-2 (NLT)
As the deer longs for streams of water,
    so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
    When can I go and stand before him?

Worship awakens our hearts with feelings for the need of God. Let’s look more in depth through Psalm 42:1-2.

(1) The Psalmist paints a wonderful image of the deer longing for water and we can immediately assume how instinctive that reaction is. In what ways is the neglect of worship depriving to our souls?

(2) What is the ultimate solution that the psalmist is suggesting to quench his thirst?

(3) What other “thirsts” do you see in your life that could possibly compete with the longing for the Lord? What changes do you see needs that will help you thirst more for the Lord?

Prayer: Ask the Holy Spirit to “reawaken” your heart to thirst and long for God!

Song: Let’s meditate on this song, “As The Deer” by Maranatha Praise Band (click here).

– MK