Psalm 84:10 “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.”

This is known as a Pilgrimage Psalm…where the writer is expressing his longing to be in the presence of God. Now as Christians today, we no longer need to travel to a special place in order to experience God, thanks to the gift of the Holy Spirit,(John 4:21-24) but the importance of being in Church & serving in any capacity is evident here by the writer’s yearning. He likened one day as a insignificant Temple gatekeeper to be the ultimate joyful purpose of his life. But can we say the same? Are we happy to serve in positions never seen by the congregation? Or do we allow self-importance, pride, & vanity rule the places we choose to serve in Church? Charles Spurgeon once wisely said, ” Do not desire to be the principal man in Church. Be lowly. Be humble. The best man in the Church is the man who is willing to be a doormat for all to wipe their boots on, the brother who does not mind what happens to him at all, so long as God is glorified.”

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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