“The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.” (Psalm 27:4, NLT)
How lovely is Your dwelling place, Father. It is there that My heart longs to be, learning of Your heart and Your ways, beholding Your majestic beauty.
I repent for letting the busyness of life keep me from the most important thing – time spent in devotion to Christ, in purity and simplicity. Jesus, I don’t want to be a casual listener; I want to sit at Your feet and listen intently as You lovingly speak. Be it a loud trumpet call or a gentle whisper, I want to follow every leading of Your heart.
Father, I ask for wisdom and revelation, that I may truly come to know Your love. Holy Spirit, help me to apply my heart to understand the messages the Father conveys, such that they’ll permeate and transform every part of me.
Let my life be founded upon the wisdom of Your Word that would lead me to walk in the fear of the Lord, lay all else aside in yieldedness, and abide with You, my King Jesus. I choose to slow down today and invite You in for a time to connect heart to heart. Once again, let me enjoy the pleasure of Your company.
(from The Pleasure Of Your Company by Dutch Sheets, page 63)