THE BEST PLACE TO BE!
As we spend time with God in prayer, Bible study, praise and reverent worship, we spend time in His courts. It is extremely uplifting there. There is no amount of adversity, strife, worry, burdens or even persecution which the presence of God can’t overcome. It is in His presence where we find strength to face our day, tackle our challenges, overcome fear of the unknown, and step out in obedience with faith. It is better in His courts than here in this world. In His courts we see ourselves as we truly are, and we see exactly what Jesus has done for us. We see how material things don’t matter, we find sustenance in what God provides for us. In His presence is fullness of joy! Is there anywhere in this world where we can also lay this claim to? No.
Stepping into the presence of God consistently prepares us for what He has in store for us. By spending time in His courts we learn to listen to His voice, and follow His direction. We recognize areas of our lives He is working on, and we are quick to humble ourselves in all situations. Spending time with God is imperative for the Christian. It’s what keeps us going, it’s our strength, our peace, our joy, our song, our hope, our shelter, our fortress and our very life!
If you have been lackadaisical in your communion with God, today is a new day! His mercies are new every morning and they endure forever!
Let’s pray: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for this blessing of another day! Thank You for the privilege of coming into Your courts and standing before Your throne. Thank You for Your glorious touch, Your healing and Your peace. Thank You for Your direction and chastisement. We know You love us, and we desire to show our love for You! Father, we ask that You continue to work in our hearts, creating hearts that are tuned to Your voice, hearts that seek to be clean and righteous, hearts that will stand firm on the ground You have stood us on, heart that will forever be grateful and humble! Father, take that which we focus on that is not of You and we ask that You remove it and turn our eyes toward You. We know that sometimes standing in Your presence, we have to face those things about ourselves that are not righteous and we ask for Your grace and endurance and courage to let those things go and seek out the heavenly things that You have for us. Father, we love You, we praise You, we lift our hands and voices up to You exalting Your beautiful name! In Your courts, in Your presence is the best place to be! In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
Today’s Attitude of Worship: Whenever thoughts of God run across your mind, grab the moment to say hello and check in with Him. Whenever you have a free moment, meditate on a scripture which resonated within your heart recently, and listen for God to share with you why the scripture spoke to you so.
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 84; Psalm 16; Psalm 42:8; Psalm 21:6; Psalm 92:13