One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4
Every day people make requests of God. They are constantly asking God for something. The majority of people are asking for something for themselves. It could be for provision of food or finances, or for healing, or a repair of a relationship, or for direction or for nearly an infinite list of things both physical and non-physical.
Others will spend time in prayer asking God for things for other people. The same list of things requested for the individual will also be for others. These requests can be for loved ones, friends, enemies, or even unknown people.
There is nothing wrong with making these types of requests of God. Paul had told the Philippians to make all their requests known to God. No one is to worry about anything, but just to bring it before God.
David, had brought a different type of request to God. That request was to be able to dwell in His house everyday and to be able to gaze upon Him.
What could be better than being in God’s presence? When you are in His presence, you will be filled with His glory and majesty. You will be overwhelmed at His love and holiness.
Everything thing and every problem in this world is temporary. They are here today and gone tomorrow. None will last for eternity. Only God lasts for eternity.
As you get into His presence more, the cares and concerns of this world will fade away. They will no longer be of high importance.
Perfect peace, love, holiness, comfort, and everything else good will surround you when you are in His presence.
You are the temple of God where God dwells, if you allow Him too.
What is your request of God today?
Are you wanting to spend time in God’s presence?
Are you wanting to seek Him all the days of your life?
Or are the concerns of this world more important?
I pray today that you will know the presence of God in your life; that you will desire to be in God’s presence; that the cares of this world will not overwhelm you; and that you will desire to seek God daily.