“One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:4-5 (NIV)
I read something by Max Lucado about this passage…he wrote this is the thing that David wanted most…to dwell in the house of the Lord. David wanted to LIVE in the house of the Lord. He wanted to stay there. Not have a cup of coffee or have lunch or have a glass of lemonade on the porch! David wanted to DWELL in the house of the Lord.
Jesus is asking for a permanent residence in my life. I invited him into my heart many years ago…to live, to stay, to be part of my life…but sometimes I think MY life gets in the way. I try to let him live in my heart, but stay in a corner. I really do not want that. I want the Lord to be front and center of my heart, of my life all the time, every day, but my human-ness takes over sometimes. I think my human-ness could also be called my desire to control. So, today I am asking that Lord give me the strenght to let go…again. To turn my WHOLE live over to him. Not just the parts I think he can help with, but everything. I know when I do that, everything turns out better!
Lord, please give me the grace I need to let go and let you take control. It is hard for me to let go of the steering wheel, but I know when I do, that you will guide me on the right road. Thank you for your guidance, the gift of your Son and for the many blessings you have given me. Help me to remember this prayer as I go about my day…please help me remember to let you take over.
You may have heard that the northeast got pounded by snow over the weekend. We only got 8″ here where I live, but my son goes to college south of here and he got over 24″. This is looking out the front and back of my house. It was pretty and fairly easy to shovel, but I am sure glad we didn’t get 24″!!
I hope to have the time to do this next week.
Please let me know what you are thinking…do you have control issues too…or is it just me?