“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple”
How does ministering to the Lord enable us to see the beauty of the Lord?
It is because, as David had written in an earlier Psalm, “In Your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:11), Whose joy we receive when ministering to our Lord, for we are praising God exclusively for Who He is and what He has done, and this is all joyful and beautiful.
God is beautiful and what He has done is beautiful! When we minister to our Lord we are allowing ourselves to be surrounded exclusively by God, His beauty is overwhelming, and it is intended to be that way for us.
God wants us to, as David also wrote, “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34: 8), so that we will all keep on coming back for more of God’s presence, more of His beauty, and more of His renewing life.
Remember, in ministering to our Lord, we are in God’s presence, where it is all about Who He is and what He has done. In ministering to our Lord, we are blessed to leave the world outside as we go into our “inner room,” just like Jesus taught us (Matthew 6:6). God is beautiful and when we step into His presence, His beauty awaits us.
Beloved child of God, wrap yourself up in the beauty of your Lord today, in the expansive, gracious, joyful, beauty of Who your God is and in all that He has done for you, and you will be saying on a regular basis, “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.” Hallelujah!