I’m ready to take a picture here but the spotlight was turned around, capturing Michael and me instead! As we long for the courts of God, our attention is on Him-(ready to take a pic). He in turn shines back on our hearts revealing tbe entry way to a highway that brings us to Zion. He strengthens us with pools of refreshing amidst the bitterness (Baca) of life. Are we dwelling in the tents of wickedness or refreshed in the courts of the Lord? God’s favor and honor are all around those who trust Him.- Teresa #Hisdwellingislovely #desiringtobeadoorkeeper #longingandreceivingspringsofjoyfuldelight
Psalm 84: 1-12 (ESV)
How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise! Selah
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.[b]
As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!