One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4
What is your greatest desire? Think about it for a minute. Do you have something? Often our schedules or circumstances can apply enough pressure to never think about this question. At first we may think of various earthly treasures or warm places we want to be based on our current weather here in Illinois. Still, there is no place, thing, or human that can fill this desire. David writes in Psalm 27 that the one thing he seeks, is to dwell in the house of the Lord forever. How awesome is it to remember. That on this side of Heaven, our earthly days are promised too!!! So when we ask again what is our greatest desire, it would be A desire to always be in His presence. Look back at Psalm 23:6.
Now as a husband, father, brother, son, principal, coach, and friend I understand the multitude of things we are part of or are called to do from sun up to sun down. We are stretched pretty thin and always trying to do something helpful for others. Being God’s hands and feet. Take time in all our daily lives to allow the Lord to dwell in your heart today!
In Psalm 27:1. we look back at verse The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Am I the only one tired of fear creeping into my mind? The painful self generated questions, How will this turn out? What are they thinking about me? What if I fail? Fear is always lingering waiting for us to take the bait, to believe in the “fake news“. The two fears you are born with are the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Let’s not let the noise of the world, others, or from our self imprison our minds and hearts. God hears our voice when we call out to Him. Psalm 118:6 reminds us that the Lord is on our side, what can man do to me?
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. v. 10
This verse reminds me that whatever is in your past doesn’t matter anymore. God can take away any past pain. Broken homes, addictions, divorce, loss, abuse? Whatever horrible experience you have lived that has caused a void in your heart, God can heal. He can take away any pain.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14
I know waiting is not easy. I have a few of my own children that are masters at asking the question, Are we there yet?” Waiting on the Lord can be hard because we usually want answers to our prayers yesterday. We just need to remember that God’s plan and timing is always better than ours. Wait and trust… so hard. What is God trying to teach us in our waiting? God offers hope to today and our future. Let our waiting teach us of His glory, grace, and power.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40 28-31
Dear God, I pray that you take my selfish desires and turn them to you. That through a love and trust in your promises I can put aside my fears, failures, and false gods to dwell obediently in your presence. Let us wait patiently for all you have planned for our lives. In your loving name we pray. Amen