By: Tim Sader
One thing I ask the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. (Psalm 27:4)
Last week we learned that we are made alive in our bodies by Christ and He has resurrected us with Him when He beat death and the grave. Our song was Resurrecting by Elevation Worship. There is something we should seek above everything and that thing is for us dwell in the Lords house for all our days so we can enjoy His beauty and seek Him in His temple. Our bodies are temples of Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). Today our song will be One Thing Remains by Jesus Culture. The link to this song is https://youtu.be/6_KXsMCJgBQ or search for it on YouTube. Higher than the mountains that we face and stronger than the power of the grave. A constant through the trials and the changes in our lives. One Thing Remains; only one thing is left. The love of God never fails, it never gives up and never runs out on us. We enter the gates of Gods house with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; we give thanks to Him and praise His name. The Lord is good and His love for us lasts forever; for all generations He is faithful (Psalm 100:4-5). To dwell in Gods house we need to know who God is because often we see Him how we think He is or as some kind universal enforcement officer waiting with lightning if we screw up. This is not God; He is good, loves each of us forever and is always faithful. To get close to Him we should be thankful for what He has done and praise Him for who He really is. God is beautiful and nothing compares to Him. If our gaze is focused on Him we carry His presence with us and we will be one with Him. After we have experienced everything in this world One Thing Remains and that thing is God’s love for us. Let us not miss it by shifting our gaze onto whatever distraction it is that would take our eyes off of Him.
One thing God has plainly spoken to us and we have heard it many times; all power belongs to Him and with the Lord there is unfailing love. He rewards us all according to what we have done (Psalm 62:11-12). The choices we make in this life determine the outcome of every situation we face; it is the laws of nature that exist to keep creation in order. We have freewill to choose what we do and wrong choices are often accompanied by ill consequences that result from it. When we listen to what we have heard from the Lord we will experience more power and love in our lives. A rich young man asked how to have treasure heaven, Jesus told him to sell everything he had and give to the poor. Then He said, “come follow me (Luke 18:22).” Our treasure in heaven has something to do with what we chose to do. This was a difficult choice because the man was very rich but all those things changed his gaze and made it so he wouldn’t completely follow Christ. One thing for us to ask ourselves is did we receive the Spirit by works of the law or by believing what we heard? We cannot begin in the Spirit but try to finish with works of the flesh. Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Those of us then who have faith are children of Abraham (Galatians 3:2-7). Believing in God and listening to Him keeps us focused on Him. Even Paul near the end of his life felt he had not full taken hold of his goal. Like Paul we must not look behind us but toward God’s house and to our prize which is found in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14). My friends, God sees time differently than we do a day to Him is the same as a thousand years to us. He is not slow in keeping promises to us like we may think. Instead He is paitent, not wanting anyone to perish but for us all to repent and follow Him (2 Peter 3:8-9). One Thing Remains; after everything God loves us and wants us to achieve our goal to find Christ and make Him our focus before we perish.
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