My favorite song in the Bible is Psalm 27. It speaks to me about purpose, the heart’s deepest desire, and meaning. I have been standing at a crossroad lately deciding which way to turn and I want to be guided by eternal purpose and not miss out on an eternal blessing for some fleeting unsatisfying whim or pleasure.
King David prayed in Psalm 27:4-6…
“One thing I ask from 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. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.”
I want to live forever with God. I want to see him. That is my one request. He is the source of the salvation I need, of the safety I crave, of the home I long for. He is the sacred shelter that sets me above danger, lifts my bowed face, saves me from evil enemies and HE is the source of all joy. He is my muse that will make me sing happy songs again. I want to know him, the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings so I might share in his glory. I want to see Jesus!
I don’t want death, silence, or destruction. I don’t want vain glory, or useless wealth. I want to know God and the power of his LOVE. I want to die to self and live for him forever. I want to praise his name to the nations. I want life! And Jesus is the life and the way to God the Father. I want to love like him. I want to live, really truly….. LIVE!
Check out this new song I have been working on and I am thinking about recording soon. Feel free to give feedback.