Falling in love with Jesus - Daily Presence Devotional
5th week - Falling in love with Jesus - Daily Presence! If you don’t have what to die for, you really don’t have what to live for either
“ONE THING have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple… When Thou saidst: Seek ye My face; my heart said unto Thee: THY FACE, LORD, WILL I SEEK” Psalm 27:4,8 (KJV)
Our lives are full of our plans, purposes, intentions, and strategies. We are constantly planning ahead, seeing ourselves many years from now, imagining ourselves when we enter a certain position, ministry, job, etc. Thoughts like this always fill our hearts and minds. This is God’s will and it should be so, but there is also a great danger in it. We must be careful not to live our whole life in the future ONLY. While pursuing our final destination from the Lord, we should follow the example of King David.
The Lord is more interested in the process of our maturing in His character and likeness, His gifts and fruit; His abilities and values, than in our final destination. As we can see clearly from this Bible passage, the Lord desires a daily life with Him. He wants us to seek Him daily in His Word and in prayer, to praise and worship Him daily, to be hungry for Him and His Presence daily, to enquire of Him daily, etc.
This kind of heart desire was the thing that separated David into a special category. He was a man after God’s own heart. He sinned and made more mistakes probably more than any other Bible character, but again, more than any other Bible character, his heart was always crushed before his Lord and Master. He lived to dwell in the House of the Lord ALL THE DAYS of his life, and the Lord saw to it that David completely fulfilled the will of God in his generation also. (Acts 13:36) Let us therefore live for the Lord every day of our life, giving Him all our love, worship, strength, life, ability, and commitment, and we will also fulfill all of Gods’ will in our own generation.
FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS - DAILY PRESENCE
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