“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of The Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” -Psalm 84:1-2
Do we take the time to truly consider what the courts of The Lord looks like? Do we long for His holy presence every day?
I think if we’re honest with ourselves there are days when thoughts of the courts or the presence of God is far from us. There are times when we journey this path of life without Him…and it’s dry and lonely. There are times when all that we long for is our own selfish desires and prideful yearnings. We find ourselves far from what Christ implores us to be; “If anyone would come after me, let him deny HIMSELF and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
I have found myself refusing to deny myself. I have found myself refusing to pick up that humble and rugged cross of Christ…but if I don’t, I don’t refuse myself and accept the cause of Christ I will never find that longing for Him again.
What are you longing for today? Are the things that you are longing for Holy, humble and Christ-like? Or are you longing for a self-indulged life full of pride and human arrogance? This second path is dry, cold and lonely.
I pray we long for His dwelling place and for Him to dwell with us today, everyday, moment by moment. He longs for YOU to come to Him. Will you in turn long for Him? Cry out to Him today, for He cares, He hears and He loves unabashedly…He loves YOU!
-Just a thought today.