Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Nowhere I'd Rather Be

Title:  Nowhere I'd Rather Be
Bible Reading for June 29:  Psalm 80-85

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 to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 
Psalm 84:10

There are so many reasons why we are blessed to assemble with the saints.

  • We are encouraged by our brothers and sisters.
  • Parents can pass their faith onto their children. 
  • Husbands and wives draw closer as they share their faith.
  • We can serve those who are hurting with emotional and spiritual support. 

But the greatest blessing when we assemble together for worship is communion with God. Consider these psalms:

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm 27:4

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
    my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
    as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
    beholding your power and glory.
Because your steadfast love is better than life,
    my lips will praise you.
So I will bless you as long as I live;
    in your name I will lift up my hands.
Psalm 63:1-4

I was glad when they said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
Psalm 122:1

Aren't we blessed? Worship on this side of eternity is a foretaste of what we'll experience in heaven. In worship God has given us the opportunity to commune in close fellowship with him. And that's a little piece of heaven on earth.  

Father, we thank you for the privilege we have to gather with your people and praise and worship you! 


I was glad when they said to me,
    “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”