“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” – Psalm 27:4
Have you ever spent time with a friend or family member and come out of the time together feeling refreshed, your soul feeling inspired, your heart becoming happier? I hope you have! I had this experience last night as some of our awesome Production Team gathered together online for Team Night to look at the year ahead.
I shared a little on our heart for the year then many of our team chipped in with what they took from it, what they’re excited about, what the team means to them. It was a beautiful, inspiring and powerful time together and I left loving each and every single member of the team more than I did when I went into the meeting (though, of course, I love them all a lot already – they’re awesome!).
See, that’s what happens when we spend genuine, quality time together with others. And it’s the same with God! The more we spend time with God, the more we fall in love with Him (He is, after all, our bridegroom!)
I love the above Psalm from David (Psalm 27). David was many things: a mighty warrior, a King, a husband, a son, a father, a shepherd, a musician, a giant slayer. He did many things and would have had so many people in his world, yet here we see his heart cry…
The one thing David wanted, the only thing he sought after was the opportunity to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of his life.
Over more power, over more victories in battle, over more ‘number one hits’, over more children, over all things, he desired to be in the presence of God – this was his one desire.
But why? I reckon David had this revelation, that the more time he spent with God, the more in love with Him he became. We see this when he says the reason he wants to seek God is to “gaze upon the beauty of the LORD”. He didn’t want to be in the LORD’s presence for God to do something for him. He wanted to be in His presence because He loved God and the more time he spent with God the deeper that relationship became.
My prayer for each of us on this fast is that as we draw closer to God we do so with the heart of David, to seek Him, to gaze upon the beauty of God, because with just one look at God, everything can change.
– Pastor Heather Pomphrett