Kingdom's Door Keep
Psalms 84:10 "For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness."
For any of you who have been living as a seed planter, planting seeds for the LORD, you understand the frustrations that come with the responsibility. Sometimes, due to the lack of response of expected growth, you just want to throw in the towel. After all, who wants to put forth all that effort for the lack of seeing a harvest.
The same is true in my own life. Growing, serving, having joyful heart and intimacy with God, then one stumble (wrong attitude or sinful act) and I am flat on my face, seemingly defeated... I can hear the Devil laughing. Then I ask myself; Who am I serving? Me? or God? Who is in control? Me? or God? Who is my enemy? Man? or Satan?
How humbling to see the Psalmist in today's verse recognize the blessing of being the door keep in the house of the LORD. He understands what true value is...being present with the Father. Nothing else satisfies. No other achievement, title, employment, or relationship can fulfill him like the one obtained by being a simple doorman. Holding the temple's, heaven's doors, open for others to enter. Probably served on earth as a seed planter. Understanding that in time, will see the fruit of his labor walk through the door into God's presence. What a blessing!
What do you aspire in your service to God? Are you willing to let go of it to serve and be satisfied in being someone simple...a servant responsible for opening the door to God's throne? What did Christ do when He washed the feet of His disciples?
Remember the words in the LORD's prayer...forgive me my trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against me.
Respond to the Call.