Daily Devotional: HAVE INTENSE DESIRE TO HONOR GOD.
Memorise: I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Psalm 132:4-5 KJV
Read: Psalm 132:1-10 1 A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, [and] all his afflictions: 2 How he sware unto the LORD, [and] vowed unto the mighty [God] of Jacob; 3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, [or] slumber to mine eyelids, 5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty [God] of Jacob.1 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. 7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. 9 Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. 10 For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
The Lord desires a habitation in your heart and he’s prepared to live in you if there’s going to be adequate preparation for his love and glory. He wants to live in you and make his name great through your life. It will be a great honor for you to be inhabited by the Lord and for you to prepare a place for him to dwell.
Psalm 132:13 says: For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. I pray as the Lord has chosen your heart for his habitation you will give him room to flourish through your sacrificial and holy living.
David bound himself to find a place for the Lord, for the ark, the token of God’s presence. When work is to be done for the Lord, it is good to tie ourselves to a time. You will be greatly honored if your heart is set to honor God especially with your heart and your substances. It must be an intense desire without delay. Give your entire life to satisfy the Lord through sacrifice. Give abundantly to secure a habitation for his praise and worship. Your investment in God is secured with great present and future profits and can never be in vain. Lay up treasures for yourself in heaven by allowing God to have His way in your heart and over your life. As you desire to honor him, you will be greatly honored in Jesus’ mighty name.
Pray with me: Father, give me the grace to love and serve you sacrificially and with unwavering desire for the assignments in your tabernacle.