Psalm 27:4 says, “I have asked one thing of the LORD; it is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, gazing on the beauty of the LORD and seeking Him in His temple.”
Wow at my options here. I could talk about how this could be literal, and say that David wanted to live at church. I could take a figurative aproach and say that David is talking about the afterlife and the “house of the LORD” is heaven and David is just making sure he will be there. I could also say, figuratively, that David is saying He wants God to be with Him at every moment; that David wants God to dwell with him. I could say all these things, but I would be uncertain. I don’t know for sure if David is using a metaphor or not.
I do know that David was a “man after God’s own heart,” and I know that when David screwed up, he did it big.
I do know that David longed for God. He yurned for God. He wanted to see God, to touch God, to hear God, feel His presence, understand Him, know Him more and more, become so close to God it were as if they were one thing.
I also know that I do not seek God like that. I read my bible in the moring, and I listen to Christian music only, and I’ve given up TV and movies, and I am married to a preacher, and I sing in the praise band at church, and I havent missed more than one Sunday of church since I was 9, I keep the nursery every Wednesday night, and I pray before every meal even in public. Some would say that it seems as though I follow after God pretty closely.
I know my heart.
God knows my heart.
I do love God with all that I am. He really is my everything. But I also know that, my list of things, (number 1) is all listed. That is all I do for God. It may sound like a lot, but there is ay more stuff I do more than stuff for God. And (number 2) there are probably 100 things I should add to that list, like witnessing to everyone I meet, praying for people on the spot, going door to door, etc.
I do not chase after God. I should. I normally point the finger in these little devotions, (you should… we shouldn’t…), and you should be chasing after God like David as well, but this mornings message was very much for me.
Pray for me, and I will be praying for all of you.