“I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long.  I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.”  (Psalm 27:4 The Message)

Some might say this morning – hang on a minute that all sounds good, but I have an important job, a family to be responsible for, many civic duties, church meetings, etc.  I have to leave this kind of meditative life to others.  Listen up this morning… this guy ultimately became a King, a military leader, he had a large family and one of his sons Saul became King and is known as the richest and wisest man that ever lived.

There are two choices before us this morning.  The way of the world or the way of the Cross.  The world’s way is easy – just follow the crowd, let the signs of the times do the thinking for you.  Be a Delta fan and do it their way; let your fingers walk through the yellow pages and ‘pick a number any number’.   It may seem far-fetched, but look around you.  Is there anyone that ‘stands out in the crowd’?

To contemplate and study one has to take time to ‘think with your heart’.   I remember when his mother asked our grandson why he didn’t remember and think about what he needed to study.  The honesty of the young lad was humorous and brilliantly profound, he said; “It makes my brain hurt”.  When we think with the heart it does indeed hurt to learn, to think, to study, to stretch, and to grow.   What should you concentrate or think on?  Well I’m glad you asked.  Since we all know when you want answers with action you go to the top – do just that, visit the King of Kings, ask for room and board, contemplate His exquisite beauty and study, think with your heart at His feet!

Remember, being baptized in His Spirit involves the brain.  It will stop hurting when you start using it in conjunction with your heart in His house!

Further Reading – Psalm 27