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.” 


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