Ps. 27:4 :”One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. [Ps. 16:11; 18:6; 65:4; Luke 2:37.] AMP
This has always been one of the most profound scriptures I have ever read in the Bible. Here King David literally says the the One thing he asks of God; the one requeust- the one thing he truly desires, is to be in church all day?
One would think it would be something extroadinary from the Giant slaying king.
The man who led Israel into God’s purpose for forty years. Who conquered kingdoms and the hearts of many a woman- the greatest hero in Israel followed by his mighty men. The man who has been the hero in our childrens Bibles and have been the man after God’s own heart writes this portion and we all read it and wonder.
But David is writing something very profound. He is actually writing about being in the manifest presence of God. There where the Lord’s presence is manifest there is a delight and at His right hand David writes there are pleasures forevermore.
David had experienced above the love of the women in his life (he had 13 wives). Above the ambitions and desire for power and the hidden strive for greatness in man; which he has achieved being king and one of the greatest war heroes in the history of man. There was above everything else this one thing that superseded it- the “sweet attractiveness and delightfull loveliness” of God.
I have experienced this many times in my private prayertimes and sometimes in worship services…there is nothing that truly compares. I have over the years of following Jesus spent countless hours experienced the marvelous presence of God and it never stales. This time spent; many hours tarrying in the Lord’s delightful lovelines are the times in which my life and faith is and has been refreshed in Him and from that my life is constantly renewed.
Here is the times and place wherein my life and heart was and is severly impacted by the Lord’s greatness and grace. This is the life giving times in my relationship with Jesus.
It is here that I receive encouragement, strength and revelation. From here flows the prophetic words of life and from here my soul is restored. It is a hidden place of great joy and power.
King David experienced that and therefore can speak with authority that these are the greatest times of his life and also mine. The delightful love and sweet attractiveness of the Lord supercedes everything else and nothing compares! This relationship with God is available to you today…Jesus is waiting on you.
Today start waiting and spending time with the Lord in His house and presence in you!
Amen Brother Andries. Amen!
Ludwig Steinmann, Pr.Eng. 083 419 5949