The Highway to Zion

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My souls longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of streams; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.” Psalm 84:1-2,4-6

If a highway is a route between two places, the Psalmist says I am blessed if I progress from the present to the place where I will behold my Savior face to face and be like Him, if my heart’s destination is the dwelling place of God. My heart’s affection, my soul’s yearning, my flesh’s song, is to be there. The highway must be traveled; there is no shortcut. Life’s journey, with all its lessons, challenges, setbacks, discoveries, even painful potholes and unexpected detours, is one mapped out by my gracious God, my constant companion. He has ordained my work, He sets my tempo, He enables me to make springs in the valleys, He metes out strength for each moment and day. He is teaching me here on earth the manners of heaven. (1 John 3:2; Ephesians 2:10)

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Lord, You know the way I take, and the highway set before me. Carve Zion in my heart as my chief delight and highest joy. Keep me fixed on her beauties and steadfast on her pathways as You prepare me for glory. Teach me all You intend as I travel this life. (Psalm 139:3)

You are the One that we praise,                                                                                            You are the One we adore,                                                                                                       You give the healing and grace                                                                                                 Our hearts always hunger for.”   ~Selah

 

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