Certainly spending just one day in your temple courts is better than spending a thousand elsewhere. I would rather stand at the entrance to the temple of my God than live in the tents of the wicked.
Psalms 84:10 NET
There is no comparison to the real Presence of God! Nothing in this world even comes close!
Imagine what it was like for someone to travel to the first tabernacle or enter the first temple that Solomon made. They were beautiful, adorned, organized with specific places and locations where ministry was performed.
But you had to travel there!
If this was the system today, you would have to get in a plane and travel to Jerusalem to worship in the temple.
But today, you can be in the Presence of God anywhere at anytime! When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit comes and makes His home in you. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
So then, there is no excuse, spend time with God today! Spend time with God right now!
Learn like the Psalmist that there is no other place you would rather be than in the Presence of God.
When you truly experience the Presence of God, there is no comparison.
Spending time with God is hard for many. Sometimes, prayer seems to get old and reading the Bible, especially if you’re reading a section that is hard to get through, can seem unfruitful.
But you can’t rely on feelings when you are operating in the spiritual.
Although God has given us feelings, they are very subjective. God is not like feelings. He is constant. He never changes.
So, His Presence never changes either. Getting there should be a high priority for us, because there we find help in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Spend time in His Presence daily. Stay in His Presence through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no other way to live.
Lord, let me find my joy in Your Presence. Help me to desire it more than anything else.