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Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries


October 30, 2006

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One thing I ask of the LORD. Psalm 27:4

David was pretty sure of himself. He could specify just one desire, and to him it was everything. All he wanted was to "dwell in the house of the LORD" all the days of his life.

Perhaps it was easier for him to isolate his big desire. He was alone, driven out by his enemies, under attack. The prospect of a peaceful return to the Lord's house and the opportunity to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple -- this could be a fairly easy choice!

But I, Lord, have so many desires -- and I find it hard to choose. I love Your house, but I love mine too. I desire to behold Your beauty, but I cherish the beauty of my family too. I long to inquire about You, but there are so many daily things to look into.

Will you help me satisfy my desires by fulfilling them all in Yourself? May I love my house because I love yours? May I cherish the beauties of my life because You are the fairest in my life? May I search for substance in my daily routine because You are the final meaning to all of life?

O Father, I believe I may, for You have given me Christ to satisfy every desire, both Yours and mine. "In Him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17).

PRAYER: Dearest Jesus, keep my eyes of faith focused on You, for then all of my life stays in proper perspective; in Your name. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Jeremiah 27-29    Hebrews 5

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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