"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
The term "house of the Lord" means a place in which God dwells (Exodus 29:46) and to "gaze upon the beauty of the Lord" is to view Him with admiration and affection as we seek Him.
Our hearts should be longing for God Himself. Longing to see Him, know Him and be in His presence. These are all vital things for us to pursue for our individual walk with the Lord.
It is so important for us to strive for a personal and intimate relationship with Him. To have a yearning to dwell in His holy presence.
"Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!"
-1 Chronicles 16:11
When we spend time with Christ, we will gain a closer relationship with Him, and the closer we get to Christ, the more we will grow in our Christian walk. This walk is based on faith, which is all the more reason to grow closer to Christ as He helps us walk out our faith.
"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him."
Let us pray that God gives us a strong desire to dwell in His presence so that we will strive to deepen our intimate relationship with our marvellous Creator.