"My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You." Psalm 63:5
It is absolutely necessary that we spend time communing with God each day. As in any relationship, there are a variety of ways that we can relate with the satisfier of our soul. Prayer (including sharing our personal thoughts with Him verbally or in a journal and listening and waiting for His voice), reading and meditation on His Word, and worship (praise with words and music, silent meditation) are all ways that we can connect with the Lord. Remember, this is a love relationship, not a duty. Don’t allow your times with Him to be ritualistic or out of duty, or they will become dry and empty. Also avoid letting your communication be “one way.” Allow time for Him to speak to you through His Word, meditation and by spending time to “listen.” Fasting and Scripture memory are helpful as well to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our hearts.
-What are things that help you in your times with the Lord to experience more intimate fellowship with Him?
David said “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and glory” (Psalm 63:2). Moses asks to see the glory of God (Exodus 33:18). Paul also talks about us reflecting the Lord’s glory: “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness, with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18).
What is the glory of God?
We have been created to bring glory to God. “Everyone who is called by My Name, whom I created for My glory, whom I formed and made” (Isaiah 43:7). The various trails of our days are being used by God to refine and renew us. As we persevere and continue to give thanks and praise God for all our circumstances (Philippians 4:6), He is glorified and worshipped and we are achieving eternal rewards. “Therefore, do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:16-17).
He is our Master and Lord and is worthy of our worship. Though we are here for His glory and not our own pleasure, in His grace and love He desires to bless us with a mutually satisfying love relationship. He can only satisfy us if we give Him the time each day to meet with us. Through daily giving thanks, praising Him for His attributes, singing and listening to worship songs, praying for our needs and others, and spending time in His Word, we will find ourselves going deeper in our intimacy with Him. However, God will not “compete” for our love. He requires us to lay aside all other “idols” and “lovers” in our lives, and then He will become our intimate Lover and Satisfier of our soul.
-Excerpt from our 12 week Bible Study ("Study Seven- Satisfier of My Soul") - Crown of Beauty