aka: God Stalker

Great stuff in all three psalms for today’s reading (Psalm 51 & 52 & 53) but Psalm 51 spoke loudest to me.

At Verve we have three things we hope our people become: God Stalkers, Grace Wholesalers, and Guerrilla Lovers. When we talk about “God Stalkers” we mean someone who can’t get enough of God. A person who is desperately trying to figure out how to get God into everything they do in life. Someone who is never satisfied by where they’re at with God, but is always wanting more. A person who’s a little obsessed. David (the author of these psalms) was a God Stalker, and Psalm 51 is a great example of that.

David has just committed adultery (God Stalkers aren’t perfect.) (But they want to be.) and had his mistresses’ husband killed. His response? He says to God, “Against You, You only, have I sinned.” It’s like, “Ummm, David, I think you sinned against your wife and the guy you killed too.” But for David, it’s like God is so big, he just can’t really see anything else. David begs God to not cast him away from His presence. David says he needs joy, and the only real joy he knows comes from God and His salvation.

All a bit much? Maybe. But that’s how God Stalkers are…