Better a day in Your courts than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather be at the door of the house of my God
than to live in the tents of wicked people.
Psalm 84: 10
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Your door, Lord.
That is where I stand.
Not fully entering into your house, yet no longer amidst the chaos of the world.
I hear you beckon to come in, but I hesitate.
Wait for what? I don’t know.
Somehow it feels safe here.
Within your reach in case I need you.
Yet one foot in the world if its temptations lure me away.
Keeping one eye on you while knowing you want both eyes, both hands, all of me.
Forgive my indecisiveness, my unwillingness to run into your open and waiting arms.
Thank you for your patience in letting me linger here a little longer. So close.
I dawdle, not dwell with you. I skim, not savor.
I rather be here at your door than without you, Lord.
Thank you for getting me this far and
guide me the rest of the way into my new home, your heart.
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us on Spiritual Sundays.
Hi Jean! Well, I’m standing at the door just over yonder too. Why don’t I enter? I know it’s because I have a fear that I’ll miss something. I have to get a better appreciation for the fact that what I will miss is NOTHING compared to what I’d gain.
Better is one day in your courts…I have to believe that with all my heart. I join you in your prayer to ask forgiveness for not entering, but being thankful that I have come this far. Life is a walk on that labyrinth..a constant getting near, and then veering far. May God accompany me on my road.
Beautiful post today my friend.
Jean Wise says
I sure do appreciate you comments and smile when I see your name pop up. There was something about lingering in the threshold of God that is both inviting and fearful. Why do we hesitate? Love your image of life being like the labyrinth. great image. Thanks Ceil