Life Lessons

one thing i ask…

so many times we (and when I say “we” I mean “I”) enter into our prayer time with a laundry list of things we “need” from God… be it wisdom, healing, financial breakthrough, emotional breakthrough… we sit there and rattle them off sandwiched between our “dear Lord”s and “heavenly father”s. Now, there is nothing wrong with this until it becomes our only time of prayer. We “close the call” with a quick amen and are back on our way. Today I was reading through Psalm 27 and I realized that we are missing something… that I am missing something. I often have these times of revelation that humble me and make me forget I’ve been living this Christian life for a long time. I feel like such a young child, learning a lesson so simple, yet so beautiful. David puts it this way “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) What he asks is simple… just to be with God. Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in life… in doing things for God… but not really spending time with him. Today my prayer is this : that I may dwell in the house of the Lord and gaze on his beauty.

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