September 30, 2011

Psalm 84

1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. 3 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. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah 5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. 6As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. 7 They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. 8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah 9 Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! 10 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. 11For 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. 12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
My heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God! My strength is only is the one true God! Blessed are the people who trust in you, Lord! 
I am so blessed! Above and beyond what I had ever imagined. I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful and healthy boys, an amazing opportunity to live in new and exciting places but most of all, I have an amazing Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Some days are easier than others but the best days are when I turn to God first in all things: needs, wants, desires, concerns, praise. 
A good friend that is going through a really difficult time shared Psalm 84:3-4 with me. I expanded on it and loved it so much that I wanted to share it with everyone! How I long to be His dwelling place!

1 comment:

PJ said...

Hey Emily! You could not have said truer words! There is no more wonderful, or peaceful place than in the presence of the Lord.

God Bless You!


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