[ come quickly and abide or life’s in vain ]

Though my selfish stony heart would have me grumble and whine right now about the challenges the Lord has set at my feet – my soul longs to praise my Savior in spite of the present battle. And while I’m convicted that my divided heart doesn’t honor God, I’m just thankful for the part of me that still wants to choose Him over everything else.

“Oh God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the Sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings, I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” – Psalm 63:1-8