First-Love Fast Devotional #3: Inquiring of the Lord

(Ps. 27:4), One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.

The Hebrew word for inquire here means, “to make inquiry; to seek out an answer.”

A word that I like to use to describe this is “interact.”

David is saying that he wants to dwell with God so that he can have his mind blown by God’s beauty AND to interact with Him in that place of intimate communion. David wants to talk with God and wants God to talk with him.

To inquire in His temple (the place of encounter) means to exchange thoughts, emotions, and ideas.

In Psalm 73 we see Asaph interacting with God in the place of encounter and receiving understanding from God’s heart.

(Ps. 73:16,17), 16 When I thought how to understand this, it was too painful for me – 17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I understood their end.

God is a speaking God. When we speak God’s words back to Him, it’s called intercession.

When we come into agreement with Who God is, we call that worship

When we come into agreement with what God has promised, we call that intercession.

Passionate worship and fervent prayer are the fruits of a one-thing lifestyle.


O Lord, I know that You are a speaking God. I love the many ways You choose to speak to me. Thank You that You are also a listening God. Holy Spirit, ignite my heart in the place of prayer. Let me feel what the Father feels and give me grace to pray. Amen.

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