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Worship Through the Psalms: A Thirsty Soul

"1 O 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. 2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary, beholding Your power and glory. 3 Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You. 4 So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift up my hands.” (Psalm 63:1-4, ESV)


David longs to be close to God!


"1 O 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.”


"2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary, beholding Your power and glory."


David resolves to worship God!


"3 Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You. 4 So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift up my hands.”


We must never allow suffering to make us bitter toward God, but push us toward worship!


We must never allow suffering to lead us to questioning God’s love for us!


“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6, ESV)


"1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?" (Psalm 42:1-2, ESV)

LIFEGROUP NOTES SESSION 3

WORSHIP THROUGH THE PSALMS


OPEN

What struck you from the message this Sunday? What jumped out at you and really made you think?

INTRODUCTION


What struck you from the video? What jumped out at you and really made you think?



When was the last time you took time to get away from everything and really connect with God?



READ

Psalm 63:1-4


How is David using the physical environment surrounding him to describe his spiritual condition?



What is David craving? What is David experiencing?



David wrote this Psalm while he was in the desert. We all experience times in emotional deserts. God can use those times to awaken in us a deeper longing for Him. What is one word to describe the intensity of David's longing?



What intentional choices does David make to connect more deeply with God?



What does this Psalm tell us about the reason that we sing to God?



What are the ramifications of God being "my God"?



What are some of the ways we might find God in a dry and weary land?



What does our nation need more than anything?



LAST WORD


Is the modern world unique in this dry and weary land?



What are on of the functions of corporate worship in the church?








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