Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
As I turn to my schedule and come to today’s planned verse, I can still hear my friends Desmond and Eloise singing “better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere” as they led us through God’s presence yesterday. This was something the Psalmists took very seriously. They had an insatiable hunger for being with God. In Psalm 27:4, David writes, “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”. Again in Chapter 42:1-2 we read “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”
Oh that we would have the same desire to be with God, that His Presence would mean as much to us. I pray that when you wake up everyday, your spirit would pant like a deer thirsting for water as you long to be with God.
Why don’t you carve out some time today to seek God’s face? Study Him through His Word and spend time praying or simply waiting on him and listening to his voice. Those are sweet and tender moments, priceless and to be greatly treasured. I pray that you would find a time of refreshing in God’s Presence today.
God bless you!