For just one day of intimacy with you is like a thousand days of joy rolled into one! I’d rather stand at the threshold in front of the Gate Beautiful, ready to go in and worship my God, than to live my life without you in the most beautiful palace of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 TPT
Just one day. One day in the presence of the Lord is indescribable to those who’ve never experienced intimacy with Him. But David penned it so well, “like a thousand days of joy rolled into one!” It’s better than the feelings I had on my wedding day. Better than the intimacy we shared on our first night together. More thrilling than the sound of our baby’s heartbeat or the first glimpse of her as she made her way into the world.
I’d rather sit on His lap and be wrapped in His arms than to be introduced to kings and queens on this earth. I’d rather feel His sweet breath on my neck than the warm embrace of my lover in our marriage bed. I’d rather hear His voice than the voice of accolades or praises from something I said or did to someone.
I’m ready to go into His presence and lay at His feet. Ready to give my offering, as pitiful as it may be, I know how lovely it is to Him. He takes my little and makes it much. He takes my tears and kisses them away. No one can do that like Jesus. No one!
What will you do with your day? Will you place your hand in His and allow Him to lead you down a strange path, an unfamiliar street? Will you choose His way or yours? Better is one day in His presence than a thousand days of doing my own thing, living my way. As He places His hands on your shoulders, will you allow Him to lead? Will you trust Him with your one day?
My heart belongs to You oh Lord. Nothing can take Your place or satisfy me as You do. I submit and surrender my plans for Yours. Lead me and guide me for I place my trust in You. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.
I remember like yesterday when the Lord sat me down in this passage as I sat looking at the circumference of my wilderness years. I use to wrestle with being at a “stand still to see the salvation of the Lord.” (truthfully it still is a struggle some days) There was an enemy at work in my mind and in my flesh, saying, “you’re wasting time, and you can be doing much more.”
All of a sudden, One Day, I heard the voice of Jesus whisper, “A day in my courts is better than a thousand…
That was all He said to me from Psalm 84:10, and then He spoke to me so sweetly saying, “when you finally walk in the place where I’m calling and leading you, you will forget about the toil and travail of the wilderness. Just One Day of walking in My purpose for your life, will be better than the thousands of days that it took for you to get here.”
Every since that One Day, I’ve been holding onto His words of promise. Not long after whispering to me these words so sweetly, and calming that anxious and tattered part of me, He led me to John 16 to reiterate this word..
“Most assuredly, I say to you “Sandy and Walt,” that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but “Sandy and Walt” your sorrow WILL BE turned into joy. 21 (Just Like) A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 Therefore “Sandy and Walt” now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. 23 “And in that “ONE” day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you….John 16:20-23