How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord. . . . For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. Psalm 84:1–2, 10
There is a deep hunger within us that only God can satisfy. We spend our lives pursuing relationships, jobs, and different forms of recognition and approval in order to fill the emptiness we sense within us. We would willingly mortgage our soul for a down payment on happiness if we thought it would last a lifetime. But God calls us to a relationship that spans eternity, and that relationship begins when we stop frantically looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places and start enjoying the restful and confident presence of God.
What position would you long for in the court of the Lord?
Lord, to set my burdens aside and walk in Your presence is my heart’s desire. I would be glad to man the door or sweep the floors of your courts just to have the opportunity to be with You. Nothing more do I long for but You. I love You. In Your name, I pray. AMEN.