Updated on January 6, 2014
Chronological Bible: April 22, The inviting house of God…
- Psalm 25-28
- Psalm 31
“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I 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 inquire in His temple.” –Psalm 27:4, NKJV
The house of God is more than a place of worship. Stepping back from our nomenclature of calling the physical church building the “house of God,” imagine with me a different house.
The name of the door is Yahweh, the mailbox full of prayers, petitions, and thank you cards. There is a rug in the hallway where you can leave your shoes. The aromas wafting from the kitchen draw you in if you need filling. The quiet of the bedroom calls out to you if you need rest. The rousing community gathered watching the game in the living room attracts your heart if you are in need of connection. The office space, with its quiet clacking of keys, provides a place to work if you are in need of focus. The piano room notes dance quickly through the air as fingers tickle the ivories if you need wordless songs of angels’ voices. The singing around the campfire out back creates unison in chorus for those needing to life a word of praise together. And those ones in the campfire circle with their s’mores spit in the fire are there if you need a little dessert with your singing.
The house of God is so much bigger than a church. It is a temple of many rooms, each with a calling, each with a purpose. And He welcomes you to wander through each of them as you have need. A cup of coffee in the breakfast nook or an invigorating hike through the back property, He provides it all in His house. Wander about and you will find exactly what your soul most needs.