Stand in the courts of God…

84:10 Psalm “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” (NIV)

The Psalm writer attempts to describe the majesty of God and what it is like to be in the presence of God. There are no good comparisons. Even if we take the best that we can think of and multiply it by 1000 (or more), it still would not compare to the wonder of being in the presence of our Lord. That’s what we are looking forward to… yet, we can enjoy a foretaste of that by spending time with God in prayer and in praise to Him now. Enjoy each new day by remembering His Word and by sharing His love with others. Don’t miss a single blessing that He has planned for you.

You can give this verse to friends on social media and on your email list by copying this blog or the link to this post. Ask them list their favorite place to be in the world. Ask them to then name any place they would like to go which they feel would become their ‘new’ favorite place. Listen closely to the places that they would choose. Share your favorite spot with them. Then, let them know how much better it will be to spend time in the presence of God. Share with them the Good News of the Gospel. Please continue to Take Time For God’s Word© throughout your day as you see nice places to visit, and recall this verse as “84:10” and know the joy of being in the presence of God. This may be a verse that you link to ‘courts’…. Judicial courts…. Tennis courts… basketball courts. When you think of courts (or palace courts if you have ever been to those), then think of the phrase, “Better is one day in your courts…” to help recall this verse in Psalm 84:10. We like to anticipate things to come in the future… vacations… birthdays... Holidays… etc. We can anticipate our future in heaven forever… now that is something to be excited about. So, let’s live with that anticipation while helping to serve others here and now!


Our prayers continue for all of the youth pastors and leaders in our churches and in our fellowship groups. They are getting ready for summer programs and mission trips. They are working to engage our youth with opportunities to serve others. They know how critical it is to give our youth a purpose AND to keep them connected to the church. Support them. Encourage them. Help them wherever you can. Our youth are the next generation of Christians. Be that blessing to them. Pass it on by being excited for our future and by sharing His love with all that you meet.

For those of us in the USA, May 27th is Memorial Day when we stop to remember and to give thanks for all of those who gave up their lives in defense of our freedom. Pay your respect to those brave women and men and to their families left behind. May God Bless America!

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