Psalm 84:1-2 “To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.”
My apologies for such a late entry. I should name it “Saturday Musings” for these times.
Psalm 84 is one that I call a “Heart Psalm.”
It is one that speaks right from the heart to us. In it, the psalmist relates their emotions regarding what it was like for them to be in the congregation when they gathered for worship.
The music, the prayers, and God’s presence altogether brought his heart to an emotional crying out.
This was not some fleeting emotion. It was one that evoked a commitment to the highest level.
Psalm 84:10 “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
To think of such things makes them sound fanatical, and rightly so. To be zealously affected in a good thing is not wrong.
Galatians 4:18 “But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.”
It also begs the question of our own heart commitment to God.
Do I view my relationship with God with such passion that others see and know that I am a Christian?
Am I able to remove all distractions to wholly set my heart and mind at God’s disposal?
Do I value the connection I have with the Creator to allow Him to deal with me as He desires?
Am I willing to unclutter my life and remove those things that detract from my time with Him?
Today, as you muse, invite God into the heart of those things that truly matter to you. Talk with Him about how you feel, what direction or decision needs to be made, or is a change of attitude or perspective required?
We need to seek opportunities to give God more of our time, our love, and our heart – not less.