Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You to dwell in your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple"
Psalm 65: 4
Praise God; yes, to be a priest unto the Lord, chosen by Him, to dwell in His courts, "near to You," is a great, great blessing that each of us have already been given in Jesus Christ, Who "has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father" (Revelation 1:6). God has graciously chosen us and has blessed us with our priesthood in Him. Every time we enter His courts to minister to our Lord, it is the Holy Spirit within us entreating and calling our spirit, so He may once more "bring [us] near to You," for blessing and renewal even as we minister to our God with praise and adoration in His presence.
"Ministering to the Lord" (Acts 13: 2) always brings us near, and nearer, to our Lord Himself in His glory. God has chosen us for this. Such favor and blessing has been bestowed upon us, that we have been chosen by God to "dwell" with and be "near" to Him, in His courts, which now reside within us, even as the apostle Paul wrote, "you are a temple of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of God dwells in you" (1 Corinthians 3:16). Let us realize this great blessing today by saying "Yes’ to God, showing Him our gratitude by dwelling in His house, near to Him, being satisfied with His goodness in His presence. Hallelujah!