Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne:
“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple”
How does ministering to the Lord enable us to see the beauty of the Lord?
It is because, as David had earlier written, “In Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11), Who’s joy we receive when ministering to our Lord, for we are praising God exclusively for Who He is and what He has done, and this is all beautiful.
God is beautiful and what He has done is beautiful.
When we minister to the Lord we are allowing ourselves to be surrounded exclusively by our God. His beauty is overwhelming and it is intended to be that way for us.
God wants us all, as David also wrote, to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34: 8), so that we will all keep on coming back for more of His goodness, more of His presence, more of His beauty, and more of His renewing life.
Dwelling in God’s house always leads to seeing God’s beauty. Abiding in God’s presence, ministering to Him as a member of His blood-bought kingdom of priests (Revelation 5: 9-10), humbly and joyfully worshiping before Him, puts us in the best place possible to truly and continually “behold the beauty of the Lord.”
Remember, in ministering to our Lord, we are in God’s presence and it is all about Who He is and what He has done. In ministering to our Lord, we are blessed to leave the world outside as we go into our “inner room,” just like Jesus taught us (Matthew 6:6). God is beautiful and when we step into His presence, His beauty awaits us.
O beloved of God, wrap yourself up in the beauty of your Lord today as you minister to Him in His presence. Do this and you will be saying on a regular basis, “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” Hallelujah!