Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10
There are many places that people would rather be during the days and weeks of their life. People look forward to the weekends when they are at work, so that they can be at home, or out fishing, or relaxing, anywhere but at work. Students in school look forward to the final bell to go home and dream about summer vacation all school year.
The location that people love to be is different for each person, but every person has a place they love or would love to go and see. It is rare to find a person that does not have a favorite place to rather be at than where he is currently at.
Believers should have a different look on locations. The view of every believer should not be at the temporary locations on this earth. It is good to be with family at home, or out on some vacation, or maybe somewhere else, but there is a better place to be than all of those places.
That location is in God’s dwelling place. It is in the presence of God.
There is nothing better than spending time with God. It is something that you can do when you are alone or with a group of people. Jesus had said that where ever two or three are gathered, He would be there. The location is not a physical place, but being in the presence of God. God dwells in the hearts of His people, the believers in Jesus.
To get into His presence, means you must shut out the cares and distractions of this world. Spend time reading and studying His Word. Spend time in pray. Take the time to get to know God, speaking to Him and listening to Him.
In the presence of God there is peace, comfort, love, hope, and joy. When you have all of those things, what more could you ever want?
Are you spending time in God’s presence?
Is being in the presence of God the best location you believe you could ever be?
I pray today that you will know God and His presence in your life; that you will desire to be where God is; that you will not be distracted by this world’s locations; and that you will know the joy and blessing of God’s presence.