When the Holy Spirit reveals the Son of God to us, our spirit resonates within us. It is the greatest joy and the most intense satisfaction that a human being can experience. It is the most exhilarating experience in the universe. This “divine distraction” makes earthly leisure and human performance pale in comparison, so inferior are the latter. Only God is able to satisfy us in this way. King David only wanted this. He expressed an ardent desire to see God; it was a thirst that he wanted to quench at all costs, a need that he felt deeply, strongly and with great intensity. David certainly had other pressing and legitimate needs.

In fact, when he wrote Psalm 63, commentators say, he was just a fugitive who feared King Saul. We can deduce from this that at the time, his greatest need must certainly have been to be delivered from his enemy and to have something to survive in the mountains which served as his shelter. But instead of asking for these things, when he had all kinds of pressing needs, he had only one instant request, for which he passionately yearned: to contemplate God. This is not the only time that David insisted so much on his quest for the Lord in his songs.

Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God, I seek you. My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry, dry, waterless land… to see your strength and your glory. “Psalm 63:1-3.

Once again, in the desert where the need for water, shelter and direction is evident, David insisted that he wanted to see God. In fact, he describes the condition in which he found himself, in an arid, dry land without water, therefore without personal resources. But whatever the circumstances, his request remained the same: he thirsted for God… and to see his power and his glory. At this point it is important to know why he was so thirsty?

This text is an extract from the book “Contemplation (The Revolution of the Lovers of God vol. 3)” written by Samuel KAMUANGA.

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