Intimacy with God
One night after I told the Lord I wanted more of Him in my life, the Lord visited me with what I call “a baptism of His presence.” For more than two hours I was immersed in His love as He poured His liquid love over me. Afterwards, He was my desire and I couldn’t get enough of Him in my life.
Psalm 27:4 speaks of this desire I had, and still have, for God as I seek to get closer and closer to Him.
"One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I 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 inquire in His temple."
David’s primary focus in Psalm 27:4 is the “one thing” he desires. It is aimed only in the Lord’s direction and no other place. His desire for God is so strong and so focused that he knows what he wants and all other things are counted as nothing except this “one thing.”
This “one thing” David desires is to “DWELL” in God’s house. Wow! What an aspiration! He is not just wanting to hang out, as good as that would be. He wants to be where God is! He wants to be there in God’s Holy Presence, beholding his beauty and talking about spiritual things. Nothing will satisfy David’s heart more than this and only this “one thing.” Amen!
This is my desire also – to be continually in God’s Holy Presence, living there in relationship, worshipping Him and being taught by Him. This is the “one thing” I desire - to be where God is no matter what.
It is my desire to dwell in God’s house, to be close to Him, but also to be continually in His presence. It is my desire to see Him, walk and talk with Him, enjoying our time together. In seeking after this it becomes my only focus. It can’t get any better than being in God’s presence all the time worshipping, praying and soaking in the atmosphere around Him. It is this I seek after. How about you?
When other things start to creep into my life that often distracts my focus on this “one thing” that I desire, I am reminded of Jesus’ encounter with Martha when she was upset with her sister, Mary, who was sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to Him.
"But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 (ESV)
Now that is good news!