Sermon: Habits and Soul
Soul Part 7
Habits and Soul – Psalm 63:1-2
Have you ever been somewhere hot? Really hot, like a desert? If so, you know how vital it is to have something to drink. Dehydration in an environment like that can be fatal. When David wrote Psalm 63, he was in a literal desert and knew very well the feeling of being desperate for a drink. It’s that same type of desperation that David uses to describe his need for God. He knows that apart from God his soul is weak, so he makes a habit of earnestly seeking after God just as someone would do everything possible to find a drink in the desert.
1. Read Psalm 63:1-2
“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. So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.”
2. Discussion Questions:
Do you long for God like you would for water in a desert?
David says He has beheld God’s power and glory. How have you seen these things when you’ve sought after God?
Are there habits in your life that cause you to earnestly long for God?
As a group, how can you encourage one another to pursue God in these ways?
As you go into your week, how can you earnestly seek God? How can you thirst for Him like you would thirst for water in the desert? This can be challenging but ask God to help you want Him more. That’s a prayer He’s always willing to say “yes” to!
4. Commit to Memory:
O God, You are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for You…”
5: Things to Know
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