One Thing Our Heart Desires

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 ESV

If you could have one thing in the entire world, what would it be?

In today’s verse, David asked that he “dwell in the house of the Lord” for his entire life. 

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The Purpose of Miracles

Paul the Apostle’s conversion is one of the greatest examples of the gospel’s power.

We see a man’s entire life change. At the core of his being, Paul moved from an enemy of the cross to an advocate for Jesus.

One way Jesus used him was as a great worker of miracles.

And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.

Acts 19:11–12 ESV

When we look at miracles in Scripture as a whole, it’s interesting to see them from a historical perspective. There were three primary periods of miracles in the Bible:

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How God Gets Glory

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45 NIV

Have you ever wondered why God is so humble?

  • He created the universe with a word.
  • He raises the dead.
  • He calms stormy seas.
  • He sits on an eternal throne.
  • He walks on waves.

…and we could keep listing reasons God is so glorious!

However, today’s verse brings us something unexpected.

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