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Occasionally I am convicted by the Holy Spirit because I’ve been neglectful of adequately worshiping God during the day.

It is only proper that the Spirit prod my inner being into setting aside time at that moment for honoring God in a more fitting manner.

Sometimes I’ll stop to pray.

Sometimes I put worship music on the stereo.

Other times, I’ll pull out the Bible and start reading.

In every case of my Spiritual conviction, though, I move closer to being the person God wants me to be.

I need to better remember this fact, particularly in this day when there are so many tugs on my attention.

I was reminded of this need yesterday while reading in the One-Year Bible. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 132:3-5 the following words that gripped me tightly and wouldn’t let go.

I will not enter my house or go to my bed — I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Were these the words of King David as he desperately yearned to build a temple for the Lord his God?

Perhaps. We know that David was a man after God’s own heart and, despite his grievous sin with Bathsheba, David’s greatest joy was worship.

Making sure that God was first in his daily priorities was central to David’s sense of well-being.

And so it should be with us.

We’re not going to build a temple in Jerusalem. Or any other town, for that matter.

We can and should build a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob in our daily schedule, however.

The fact that you are reading this Morning Devotion is part of your efforts to do so for the God who gave you life and purpose and hope for living eternally.

Please look for other ways to expand the “dwelling” in your day.

Please make sure that you never close your eyes for the day until you’ve opened your heart to the One who opened the doors of physical birth and spiritual re-birth to you.

Show Him your love and adoration with dedicated time for honoring Him via prayer, worship, service, forgiveness of others or whatever else the Lord lays on your heart to do for Him.

When I’ve done this during the day, I sleep better during the night.

And so will you.

As always, I love you

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