Being in the right place with God beats everything else. Even with the stresses and strains going on in life, being in the right place with God can make everything seem right. That air of contentment. That knowledge of knowing that you are giving God your best.
THIS IS IT…BETTER IS ONE DAY IN YOUR COURTS THAN A THOUSAND ELSEWHERE.[Ps 84:10]
Would I really trade 1 day for 1000?
Would I rather be a doorkeeper in the House of God than be anywhere else that the world might offer?
You know what? I am probably guilty of saying ‘YES’ too easily to these kind of statements. Crossing the line marked YES but then looking for the option to back track. I am realising that you are either IN or you are OUT. In-between, sometimes, lukewarm, so-so, possibly, maybe - I’m not sure God enjoys hearing those sentiments.
2 Chronicles 31 tells us about King Hezekiah. He did right in the sight of the Lord.
‘In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.’
Prosper=seek God+work wholeheartedly
To be wholehearted toward something is to show unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm. In other words ‘GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT!!’
I've been through periods of my life were I've been seeking God but not working with my whole heart and periods were I've been working away but forgot to seek God. Results and a deeper more intimate relationship with God comes from carrying out both. What do you think?