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Monday’s Encouraging Scripture

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4


Okay, so this week and last week’s passages are from Psalm 27. It’s such a powerful psalm and speaks so much of our relationship with God. AND the priority of that relationship.

I remember many years ago I was at a conference with a bunch of high school students and the speaker talked to us about the priorities in our lives. He asked us to seriously look at what and who was most important to us in our lives.

As I honestly looked at my priorities before God I realized that God needed to be first in my life. At the time, I had two small children and my wonderful wife who were so precious to me. But I realized that God did come first. My devotion to Him had to be number one — “love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, soul, mind and strength” as Jesus and the Schema said.

With tears running down my face, I gave my darling wife and children to God and said that He was number one and that I depended on Him to care for them and to give me the love I needed to give to them. He got it all and they got what He gave me for them.

So, yes, to this day I know who is most important to me. I love my wife and children with a passion that is only second to the love I feel for my heavenly Father.

My passion is to dwell in His house and to gaze upon His beauty and seek His face. He is my God.

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