“Faith is…” Series, Pt. 8 | Faith is… Yearning for the Presence of God

10 For a day in your courts is better
     than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
     than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
     the LORD bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
     from those who walk uprightly.
12O LORD of hosts,
     blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84:10-11)

If I had to pick one thing that should be the greatest desire for the follower of Jesus it would have to be this:

Believers in Jesus yearn to be in the presence
of God more than anything else.

For some this may be a bit much. How could this or why should this be the “greatest” desire that we hold as believers?

As I have thought about what “Faith” is I do not see how we can avoid this. What is it that we should want for ourselves? Should it not be what God our father wants for us? Should it not be to have, right now, the eternal fellowship that He has promised. The way that we think about what this means will depend on how we understand God and our relationship with him.

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