How do we see the power and glory of God?
Psalms 63 has significantly affected me because once I learned and applied this passage to my heart, mind, and spirit, I learned to remain aware in observing the power of God through every area of my own life.
Is anyone hungry to see the power and glory of God flowing in your life?
The truth of the matter is that there is nothing like experiencing God’s power to open up doors in your life – doors that no man can open or close.
There are no words to describe God’s glory while sitting down and resting at His feet.
I have seen God do the supernatural, and I like living this kind of life!
And God wants to show Himself strong in your life. He doesn’t want to see you struggling, mad, upset, or depressed – that’s not God’s perfect will for your life!
He wants to show Himself mighty in every aspect and dominion of your life. He wants to bless you in every season. And He wants to answer prayers before you even lift a word to His throne room in heaven.
Psalms 63 describes David’s experience in a dry and thirsty land. (How many of you know that today, we live in a dry and thirsty land?)
Tragically, so many people think they can be satisfied with what the world has to offer. And I am here to tell you that what the world has will always leave you thirsty for more!
But we serve a God who is able to satisfy every thirsty longing we have. And He is faithful to give us what we need in His Holy Word.
I.Seek God Early (Psalms 63:1)
“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”
Psalms 63:1, NKJV
The first thing you need to do is get out of your bed!
There is something so significantly special about meeting with the presence of God. As you prioritize God in the early morning of your day, you are showing Him that He is more important than anything else and that you want to be with Him.
Now, you may be asking, “How early should I get up, pastor?” Well, I can’t tell you when to be out of bed, but I can say that twelve-noon is way too late!
My beloved wife, Trina, gets up every morning at 4 AM. I can’t get up that early, but I celebrate her. She has a heart for seeking and pursuing the God of her heart.
The exact time is between you and God; simply ask Him! And be obedient to get up early and give God the first fruits of your day – before you get dressed, before you have breakfast, and before you pursue whatever it is you are seeking. Then, align your heart with His and trust that He will be faithful to bless your day and order your steps.
Just get up early!
I.Expressively Give God Praise (Psalms 63:3-5)
We need to be a people who learn to expressively praise God with our lips!
“Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.”
Psalms 63:3, NKJV
Over the last two and a half years, we have learned to live with masks on our faces. But even without masks, some of us still don’t move our lips in giving glory and praise where it is due!
For when our seas are calm and the night is quiet, He is still worthy of a “Praise Him” or a “Thank You!”
“Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.”
Psalms 63:4, NKJV
We all have one thing in common, and it is this: we are all living and breathing in this very moment. And I don’t know about you, but while I have life, I will praise him!
Church, I encourage you to worship God while you can because you can!
Praise God by lifting your hands!
If you watch football on Sunday evenings, you know that when a team scores, the referee will put both hands up to declare winning points.
When you raise your hands in worship, you are saying, “Touchdown! God has done another astonishing thing!”
Touchdown, God woke me up this morning!
Touchdown, I have arrived safely to where I am going.
Touchdown, He wins, He wins, He wins!
And while raising your hands is a physical sign of worship, something spectacular happens in your spirit when you align your heart with action.
“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.”
Psalms 63:5, NKJV
If you want to see God’s power in your life, you must learn how to willingly and joyfully open your mouth and give Him praise!
Some of you have concluded that God doesn’t need a loud praise. But if you only knew the testimonies of those around you and how God saved them from drug addictions, restored families, and grabbed them from the pit of hell to pull them back to the Father’s Heart, then you would be giving a shout of praise, too!
I might not know your story, but I know that He has answered prayer for you and provided for your needs. That is something that you need to thank Him for!
I.Remember & Meditate On God’s Word (Psalms 63:6)
“When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.”
Psalms 63:6, NKJV
Some of us can’t sleep because we are watching the news or scrolling through the opinions of the flesh on social media. But did you know that all the bad news gets into your spirit and causes you to wake up tired and beaten down?
Instead of meditating on the news, meditate on the power of God’s Word!
To meditate means to regurgitate, rethink, or re-ponder.
Regurgitation describes how a cow nourishes its body. A cow has four stomachs, and when the food goes through one stomach, it goes into the next, where more nutrients are taken out. This digestion cycle continues until it reaches the fourth stomach.
This is how we are to be chewing on God’s word.
Have you ever read a passage you’ve studied once before, and the same word popped out differently than the last? That’s regurgitation!
God’s word is living and breathing!
These action steps to experiencing God’s glory and power are not new. Jesus already modeled them for us when He was on earth.
He made a way for us to seek God and find Him. He provided the freedom to expressively give God praise, and He gave us the example of His life for how to meditate on God’s word.
Jesus also raised His hands on a hill called Calvary and made a way for our sinful lives to be ultimately forgiven. And through that work, we have been reconciled with the God of heaven and earth.
Will you allow God’s power and glory to redeem your life?