One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life (Psalm 27:4)
We live in a time when prayers and bible messages are constantly centered around self centered, self entitled, self interested, Lord “give me” more stuff. If I had to put a label to it, I would call it Christian Narcissism. It is not surprising because our music, media, and books all fill our ears and eyes with the same propaganda. The sad thing is we camouflage it with church language, e.g. blessings, abundance, and favor.
I do not want to leave an impression that wanting this is wrong. However, it becomes wrong when our desire for stuff supersedes our desire for God, or as the Apostle Paul put it, “They…worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Rom. 1:25). Now, do not stop reading because you think this is about to be a doom and gloom message or at least it does not have to be. It is really a reminder to seek after the greater things God has to offer.
David says that the one thing that he desired (most modern English versions use “asked”) and seek after is that he may dwell (live, stay as a permanent resident) in the house of the Lord all of the days of his life. David understood first, that if he were with God, then God’s house would accommodate his needs. David understood that he did not need to ask for amenities, that are included. Children of God together, let us change the way we think and pray. Together let us take on the mindset of David and seek after the greater things. What are the greater things you ask? First, God. What and who else can be greater than He? Second, that we may dwell in His house all the days of our lives. Now that is what I call true blessings, abundance and favor! May the Lord God bless you and remember, your future is looking good!