Word, prayer, and fellowship
Reflect on your daily lifestyle. Is it all business as usual, humdrum routine, or does it have some zip in it? Spending time in the ‘court’ of God early in the morning will add that zip. No matter what comes your way. It’s truly incredible how much better our life is, therefore our days are, when we consciously seek God through his word, prayer, and fellowship. This doesn’t mean that you go to church every day. Most people don’t live their lives inside a church building. There’s great opportunity in a church teaching grace and truth, but most of us spend our days in different arenas. Do we take God with us, or do we leave him out of the equation?
I think this is what the psalmist is saying, at least to me. He goes on to say in verse 10—“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness”. Amen! Living our lives with an attitude of God’s presence in every facet of our life gives us this kind of strength and comfort. It keeps us away from many forms of sinfulness and wickedness. We’re spending time in the ‘court’ of our Lord during the day. Not physically, but mentally and spiritually. Would you agree?
The court of our Lord
And the psalmist ends with the incredible benefits of spending our days this way.
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!” (vss. 11,12)
In light of all of this, how are you going to spend your ‘day’ going forward?