The Perfect Pick Me-upper

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This is the second in the series on spiritual thirst. Thirst is sometimes driven by separation from God by our own sins!! We are the cause of our own demise!

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  • Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso often has a thicker consistency than coffee brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and crema(meaning cream, but being a reference to the foam with a creamy texture that forms as a result of the pressure). As a result of the pressurized brewing process the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of espresso are very concentrated. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller—a typical 60 mL (2 US fluid ounce) of espresso has 80 to 150 mg of caffeine, little less than the 95 to 200 mg of a standard 240 mL (8 US fluid ounces) cup of drip-brewed coffee.[1]
  • Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. Espresso often has a thicker consistency than coffee brewed by other methods, a higher concentration of suspended and dissolved solids, and crema(meaning cream, but being a reference to the foam with a creamy texture that forms as a result of the pressure). As a result of the pressurized brewing process the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of espresso are very concentrated. Espresso is the base for other drinks, such as a latte, cappuccino, macchiato, mocha, or americano. Espresso has more caffeine per unit volume than most beverages, but the usual serving size is smaller—a typical 60 mL (2 US fluid ounce) of espresso has 80 to 150 mg of caffeine, little less than the 95 to 200 mg of a standard 240 mL (8 US fluid ounces) cup of drip-brewed coffee.[1]
  • 1. There is a thirsty desire to meet up, appear before, go and see God = spend time with Him again.When shall I come and appear before God? (KJV, NASB, ESV) or When can I go and meet with God? (NIV, CEV)2. There is a thirsty desire to know that God is near me = aware, able and ready to respond.That God is “apparently absent” is meant to discourage us furtherThis is enemy speech, accuser language, adversarial conversation = you are alone!!When we believe this to be fact, our thirst increases and the Enemy’s grip tightens3. There is a thirsty desire to be remembered by God = return to favor with God (see also 42:4, 6)4. There is a thirsty desire to have a security (relatiosnhip) with God = MY ROCK! (42:9a), the One in whom I take refuge (43:2a) or have strength (NIV, CEV)The “forgetting” seems out of character with God. I have in the past depended on You, and now… ? What gives?!!The oppressors seem to be winning. They seem to be driving the psalmist deeper into depression.And the question is why? Or why haven’t you shown up again? Or Why haven’t you silenced these critics?5. There is a thirsty desire for a return to acceptance (restoration of relationship)Why has God rejected? SIN? Sin separates us from God.Sin exposes us to natural consequences, bondage.
  • KJV – cast down, disquietedNASB – in despair, become disturbedNIV – downcast, disturbedESV – cast down, in turmoilCEV – so sad, so upsetThis set of questions is the “refrain” repeated at the end of each section.WHY = this is not the way that it should be! There must be an answer!
  • The praise state:Glad shouts and songs of praise (42:4)A multitude keeping festival (42:4)In the night His song is with me (42:8)Bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling (43:3)Go to the altar of God (43:4)Praise you with the lyre (43:4)Praise you again (“the help of his countenance” KJV“For the help of His presence” NASB“my salvation” ESV“my Savior and my God” NIV“because you help me” CEV
  • The Perfect Pick Me-upper

    1. 1. The Perfect Pick-Me-UpperPsalm 42:1-11, 43:1-5
    2. 2. Espresso… is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcinga small amount of nearly boiling water underpressure.
    3. 3. Introduction• Psalms areEMOTIONAL, THEOLOGICAL, and ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS.• Spiritual dryness may be theresult of LONELINESS. (vv5, 6, 9, 11)• Your DRYNESS may be caused byGod’s seeming silence orapparent absence. (vv3, 9, 10)
    4. 4. Espresso… has more caffeine per unit volume than mostbeverages, but the usual serving size is smaller
    5. 5. Thirsty PsalmistEmotional Questions• When will this be OVER? (42:2b)• Where is GOD? (42:3b, 10b)• Why has God FORGOTTEN me?(42:9a)• Why is this happening to ME?(42:9b; 43:2c)• Why has God REJECTED me?(43:2b)
    6. 6. dryness bySeparation
    7. 7. Thirsty PsalmistTheological Questions• Why are you in DEPRESSION, Omy soul? (42:5a, 11a; 43:5a)• and Why have you becomeUNSETTLED within me?(42:5b, 11b; 43:5b)
    8. 8. The Only Answer• HOPE in God, for I shall PRAISEHim (42:5c, 11c; 43:5c)– Waiting for God to act inaccordance with His promise =HOPE– Responding to God’spromise, presence and/or Hisaction = PRAISE– The psalmist is thirsting for areturn to the praise state
    9. 9. Sweet PraiseExpressions• O God, I MISS YOU (42:4)– Recognize your need of God, notthe other way around– Feel the weight, loss ofrelationship with God– Pour out your soul, empty it ofthe junk you have swallowed
    10. 10. Sweet PraiseExpressions• O God, I AM SORRY (42:7)– Own your own sin and God’s rightto punish– Appreciate His steadfast love indiscipline– Cling to the Rock, the Living God
    11. 11. Sweet PraiseExpressions• O God, I WILL FOLLOW YOU (43:3)– Pray for deliverance, defense– Follow light and truth given to you– reEngage in forgiven worship
    12. 12. ConclusionYou who are thirsty, come drinkdeeply of GOD– This relationship is fashionedoften under pressure, near theboiling point– It has higher levels of “pick-up”and energizing quality than anyother!

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