Saturday-July 30, 2011
If God was simply in our heads, how is it that the Psalmist seeks to live in the house of the Lord, to function and participate in God’s dwelling place as the days of life itself moves on? With every change or milestone in our life we set goals; graduation, birth of a child, birthdays etc. Those goals usually involve tangible things, which is not all together a bad thing. If we diligently work towards something there is no reason why we shouldn’t receive it, except we readily forget that between the goal setting and the manifestation of that goal, life happens. Between the ups and downs, setbacks and missteps, we manage to survive in order that we reach the goal only to set another one. One might say it is a never-ending process. But the spirit always has only one goal, to be reconciled to its creator, the God who gives life and breath to all things, sustains all things and is tangible only to those who believe. In between the changing temporary goals, we must always seek the presence of God because God’s presence never changes. Let us pray that as we live from one milestone and changing goal to the next we too seek to behold the beauty of the Lord daily in every circumstance. In this way there is always one goal that never goes un-met.
Psalm 27 One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live 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.