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Presence

March 7, 2015

Psalm 42:1-5 NKJV
1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, 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? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” 4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. 5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.

 

What do you long for? How vital is the Lord’s presence to you individually /corporately?

What would happen if Jesus appeared in a visible tangible way, in your midst, during your gatherings. What impact would His presence have?

Without His presence isn’t singing is just singing, preaching and teaching mere words, and everything else just another meeting?

Take another look at the above scripture. David had a passion in his heart for the presence of the living God. He compared this passion to a deer panting for water brooks. Think about this for a moment.

The deer needs the water to have life. The deer also needs to continually return to the water brook to drink. One drink is not enough to sustain life. The deer’s very life depends upon it’s ability to continually drink.

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Also look at where David places all of his hope(v5) => in the help of the Lord’s countenance. Isn’t this another way of saying all of his hope was in the saving acts of the Lord’s tangible presence /intervention?

Check your heart today – where is your passion? How hard are you seeking the Lord’s tangible presence /intervention? Individually /corporately? How much of your hope is placed in the Lord’s tangible presence /intervention?

Deuteronomy 4:29 AMP
29 But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life.

2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV
9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. …

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As the Deer Thirsts

January 7, 2015

Psalm 42:1-2 NIV
1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. …

As The Deer Thirsts For The Water
by Dennis Jernigan

As the deer
Thirsts for the water, Lord
So my soul
Longs after You
My soul Thirsts for the Living God
Yes, my soul
Longs after You

And I pour out my soul
Deep within me
Deep within me I pour out my soul
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You

And I pour out my soul into Your presence
Come and lift up my soul
Come and lift up my soul

Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You

Psalm 143:6,8 NASB
6 I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah. …
… 8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.

From NetBible Ps 143:6,8

  • “my soul thirsts for you, as a parched land does for water/rain”
  • *I lift up my soul/life = I desire, long for you

Psalm 62:8 AMP
8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

As the Deer

September 9, 2013

Psalm 42:1-2As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

From NetBible Ps 42:1-2

  • The psalmist recalls how he once worshiped in the Lord’s temple, but laments that he is now oppressed by enemies in a foreign land.
  • pants[06165](with thirst)= to long for, to cry for
  • thirsts[06770] = parched, suffer dryness
    *A future thirst is coming due to the lack of hearing …
    “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD. -Amos 8:11
  • “When can i go meet with God?” = When will I go and appear [to] the face of God- in His presence?

As the deer pants for the streams, O Lord
So my soul pants for You
How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty
My soul yearns, even faints for Your courts
My heart and my flesh cry out for You, the living God
O to sing for joy before my King Jesus!

How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. -Ps84:4

Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere! -Ps84:10

As the deer, O LORD, my soul longs
Even faints for Your courts
O to dwell in the joy of Your presence -Ps 16:11,21:6,43:3-5,46:4
I long to be ever praising You
Jesus my King!
-Ps84

Psalm 43:3-5 NASB
3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your dwelling places.
4 Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre(harp) I shall praise You, O God, my God.
5 Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.

You are my Hiding Place

June 15, 2012

Jesus You are my hiding place
I will trust in You
As the deer pants for the water, so my soul longs for You
I long to worship You LORD!

I follow hard after You and cling to You
Your right hand upholds me
Because Your love is better than life
My lips will praise You!

Psalm 32:7 NIV … You are my hiding-place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me[compass me about] with songs of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 56:3-4 NIV … When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.

Psalm 42:1 NIV … As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants[with thirst] for You, O God.

Psalm 63:3, 7-8 NASB … Because [experiencing] Your lovingkindness[unfailing love] is better than life[itself], My lips will praise You. … For You have been my help[my deliverer], and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. My soul clings to[follows hard after] You; Your right hand upholds me.

My heart will trust
Beneath His wings
My strength my song
I sing for joy
My heart is helped
And made strong.

Psalm 28:7 NIV … The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.

Exodus 15:2 NIV … The LORD is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

I will prepare You a habitation[05115]
I will adorn You with praise
I love you, O LORD, my strength. -Ps 18:1

Come Hungry

October 21, 2011

Come hungry
Come thirsty

WAIT and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing]. -Isa 55:1 AMP

Come empty waiting to be filled!

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
… so pants(longs & crys out for) my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
… When shall I come and appear before God?{see the face of God?} -Ps 42:1-2 NKJV

As the deer pants

The deer longs for, crys out for the water
… because it KNOWS
… the water satisfies and fills
… the water brings life
… the water is GOOD!

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! -Ps 34:8

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. -Rev 22:17

The Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. -Rev 7:17

Let the Lamb lead
Follow the Lamb
Follow hard

My soul follows close behind You(hard, hard enough to overtake); Your right hand upholds me. -Ps 63:8

Draw me away! THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

We will run after you. THE SHULAMITE

The king has brought me into his chambers. THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will remember your love more than wine. THE SHULAMITE

Rightly do they love you. -Song 1:4 NKJV

Keep Reaching

September 10, 2011

O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water. .. –Ps 63:1

Beloved, I know you are thirsty
I know your soul longs for Me
I AM the living God
Living water for Your soul.
 ……………………………-Jn 4:10;Rev 7:17

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
so my soul pants for You, O God. ……………………. -Ps 42:1

Do not give up!
Do not be afraid to keep reaching out
Keep reaching out for the living water
Pant, run hard after Me ………………………………….. 
-Ps 63:8
Reach out with determination …………………………. 
-Song 1:4
As if reaching to touch My garment’s hem ………… 
-Mt 9:20
I will flood your dry ground. ……………………………. 
-Isa 44:3

Rejoice and be glad
For nothing, no one can stop this flood.

Rejoice and blossom as the rose
Blossom profusely because you did not give up
The glory of the Lord revealed ……………………….. -Isa 35:1-2
You will say to all who are thirsty
“Come!” ……………………………………………………….
-Rev 22:17
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters.” .. 
-Isa 55:1
“Drink!”
“Delight!” ………………………………………………………
-Ps 36:8-9