READ Psalm 84:5-8
The longing for nearness to God (see verses 1-4) will not be fulfilled in a stroke. Anyone who wants God must also go on a journey (verse 5). We go from one degree of strength to another (verse 7). As Apostle Paul puts it, when We encounter the Lord in His Word, seeing more and more who he really is by faith, We are transformed from one degree of Glory to the next (2Corinthians 3:18). Verses 5-8 tells Us to expect the “Valley Of Baka” (a place without water), times of dryness and difficulty. But those times are crucial for progress (verses 6-7). Father God helps Us find new growth ‘through’ suffering. It is again “honey from the rock” (Psalm 81:16).