One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: 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 inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:4-5 NKJV
Moses saw God bring the mightiest nation on earth to its knees. He saw God part the Red Sea. The children of Israel passed over on dry land. He saw water gush from a rock. He saw bread fall from the sky!
I saw a former drug dealer and gang member lead other people to faith in Jesus Christ. I committed a gun crime. The Lord delivered me from prison. He raised me to newness of life in Jesus. God is restoring people to right relationship with Him today.
David’s faith was sustained by the power of God. God loved David. He blessed David. He promised to bless generations of David’s children.
David was a man of great faith in God. David put his faith into action. He also made mistakes. David committed adultery with another man’s wife. He committed murder when his sin was exposed.
God honored David, Why? God sees what is in our hearts.
Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. David did not just write these words one day when he had nothing else to do. David’s heart was so full of devotion to God it overflowed into other people’s lives.
To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life and to behold the beauty of the Lord was David’s greatest desire. David is in God’s presence right now!
Ask Jesus to put His desires into your heart. On the day God grants the desires of your heart they will be in accordance with His will. Ask the Lord to give you a heart like David. Seek Jesus with all your heart all your soul and all your strength!
When God looks deep into your heart what will He see? Will He see a person who surrenders to the sin that so easily besets us? Will He see a person who knows that temptation is not sin? Giving into it is.
The world, our sinful flesh and the devil attack us from within and without. Pornographic images, trinkets and gadgets surround us. If we set our hearts on them lust takes hold. The devil takes captives. God gives us free will!
We were not created to be victims. We were created to be victorious through faith in Jesus Christ!
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord!
People who wait on the Lord will never be disappointed. They will be blessed!
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