[QTVOTD] I am found ‘wanting’…

“I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Omnipotent [Himself] and the Lamb [Himself] are its temple.” Revelation 21:22 ->me: Today I was not able to hear Pastor Koby’s message (Psalm 23) in person (Stayed home with a sick Prim), but I did listen to it when the Podcast was posted and was super convicted.  Then I sat down to my quiet time tonight and this first verse combined with Koby’s message hit home.  What I was convicted of -> Koby made this statement about ‘how we handle our spiritual living when we come into God’s blessing’.  As most of you who have been following me know, I have been unhappy (unsatisfied – yep convicted here too) in my job and felt underused and misappropriated.  Then about 5 weeks ago I was brought onto a special project at work that really taps into the strengths the Lord has given me and I grabbed on…but I sorta let go of the grounding rope that is my rest and anchor – the Lord.  You have seen the effects…my Quiet Times not only get spotty but also less insightful.  I took God’s blessing and let it become my satisfaction rather than holding fast to the Lord.  I have learned that everything good in this life is from God but those ‘everythings’ are never intended to replace Him…in fact we can make them evil by allowing them to be our idols.  Then this verse today made me think of one of my other favorite passages which is Bella’s life verse (Psalms 27:4-5) —-> what is the only thing I say I seek? To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life —-> that is what I will be doing in my hope for eternity; dwelling in heaven where there is no temple, because I will be in constant communion with the Father and the Son as my temple.   I am convicted that I should be living this now regardless of my life, job, health, family, money, or possessions.  Every situation in this life under the sun should look exactly the same…The Lord is my Shepherd, I have no other ‘wants’.

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