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One day is better…really?

Only someone who has truly experienced being alone with God can write about it.  And only someone else who has had the same experience can understand the writings.

“How lovely is your dwelling place, O God of Angel Armies.  I long, yes, I even faint to enter the courts of the Lord… for a single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else!”  (Ps 84:1-2, 10)

This writer has experienced the mystery of sitting alone with the Lord, and it has transformed his life!  Everything else has become secondary.  He takes the time to be with God and God alone, and his life was drastically changed for the better.  Do I live this way?  Am I even close to believing that one with the living God is better than a thousand elsewhere?

What I do know is that I have experienced this dwelling place the poet talks about.  I also know that the only place to receive life is through being with God.  A person will never understand this until he or she dares to attempt it.  When asked what she did during her daily time with the Lord, Mother Teresa replied, “I listen.”  “Then what is God doing?”  the interviewer asked.  “He is listening”

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