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.
In Psalm 27, David reminds himself of God’s strongarm against his enemies. He reiterates God’s mercy, goodness and safety. Yet, in the middle of wrestling with fear, weakness and unstable circumstances, David breaks away in his heart and seems to pause mid-thought.
He is in crisis. He feels unsafe of where he is and unsure of what the future holds in the hands of his enemies. However, I can almost see David stop his heart’s plea and set his gaze on the horizon. Although his feet stand on a place of longitutde and latitude, his heart escapes to another place and time. There it is peaceful, quiet and restful. Indeed, God’s house is a respite, a place of refuge.
Until God calls His chidlren home, we are called to seek Him now – every day. Where do you find rest in God?
One place I find Him is at the beach. I am reminded of His greatness of strength, creativity and control. The rythmic waves crashing on the shore slow my own racing heart, and I come to a place of surrender.
I’m not at the beach today, but I can still find my way to God’s house – in my heart. His children are His temple, and He dwells in us. When I surrender myself to Him, I find rest, peace and stillness not found anywhere on this earth.
I encourage you, also, to look and listen for God today whever you are.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11
Lord willing, I’ll see you tomorrow back here for more real…deep…stuff.
Have a wonderful Sabbath,