One Thing I Ask…

Something to Contemplate:

I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long.  I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.  That’s the only
quiet, secure place in a noisy world; The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.                                     
Psalms 27:4-5 (The Message)

One thing, that’s all David wanted.  He makes an impassioned plea to live with God in the house of God.  As I considered his request this morning I believe that David was desiring more than the physical location of the house of God, but rather was seeking to dwell, to live, to abide in the constant presence of God. 

The church, where I am as I write this, is a perfect place for a little quiet and serenity, but I can’t live here.  I am going to be leaving shortly, and I want to be in God’s presence wherever I have to travel.  Thankfully, God is present in my life wherever I am, and I can fellowship with Him, speak with Him, and trust in Him no matter my location. 

So, today I join David in pleading with God, “One thing I ask, Lord, to be with you wherever I am.” 


About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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