This weekend I went to World Mandate - a conference at Antioch Community Church in Waco. None of that really matters for the rest of this note, but that's the setting behind what follows.
During one of the worship times, we sang the song "Better is One Day." I'll post some of the lyrics below.
"Better is one day in Your courts
Better is one day in Your house
Better is one day in Your courts
Than thousands elsewhere."
Simple lyrics, but as I was singing, I wondered if I could really sing it truthfully. "Better is one day in Your courts than thousands elsewhere." That's a pretty big Truth to claim. I started thinking about what that really means if I sing it truthfully.
It means that my lifetime means nothing to me in comparison to one day in His courts. It means that my heart is satisfied here, but longs for His house more. It means that given the opportunity, I would leave my place here in an instant to be by His side. That's hard to believe!
I stopped singing, and I prayed for my heart to line up with this statement. I just want to challenge you to do the same. Imagine a people who longed for Him so much that one day with Him was truly better than a thousand here on earth. How passionate and focused we would be on eternity and His throne!
My prayer is that we believe that one day in His courts IS better than thousands elsewhere. He is always better.