I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and flesh cry out for the living God.
Even a sparrow finds a home,
And a swallow, a nest for herself
Where she places her young—
Near your altars, Lord of Armies,
My King and my God.
How happy are those who reside in your house,
Who praise you continually.
Happy are the people whose strength is in you,
Whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a source of springwater;
Even the autumn rain will cover it with blessings.
They go from strength to strength;
Each appears before God in Zion.
Lord God of Armies, hear my prayer;
Listen, God of Jacob.Selah
Consider our shield, God;
Look on the face of your anointed one.
Better a day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else.
I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God
Than live in the tents of wicked people.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield.
The Lord grants favor and honor;
He does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.
Happy is the person who trusts in you,
Lord of Armies!
We are invited to live in God's house now in this life. Our desire to live with God is individual and communal. We each have to decide for and want it. And we live in God together.
God's house is yellow. God uses all colors, but yellow describes the place we get to live in with God.
For the Lord God is a sun and a shield.
God's house is a place of sunshine. A color that describes God's house is yellow. God's place we dwell in is a place of joy, warmth, inspiration and vitality. Cheerful, happiness, strengthening, friendly and creative; are words that describe the atmosphere of God's house we get to live in now.
The more time that we spend inside God's house, the more that our minds are renewed into the mind of Christ. The more time we spend at God's place, the more we are aware of our identities. The more time we spend in God's house, the more energy we have for life, because awake or asleep, God's place is a place of rest.
When we spend time inside God's house, we learn to see. We get clarity about what we see. We understand what we see better now, through the truth of Christ.
Spending time in God's house is renewing. Restoration happens in God's place where we get to spend time. It is a safe place to turn our lives around and get back to becoming the person we have been destined to be.
We get to grow up in the safe space of God's place, while at the same time, becoming like a child. No matter what our age is, our youth is renewed in God's dwelling place. We get to become wise and child-like at the same time.
God's house is a place of learning. Inspiration and curiosity are in the air in God's space. Creativity is bubbling in the atmosphere of God's house and imparted to those who spend time there.
The ability to communicate truth and life is imparted to people who spend time living with God. Discovery is given to those who dwell with God. That is the ability to look at things and discover things previously unknown.
Decision makers learn how to become wise rulers in the house of God, in the the light imparted by living with God.
Enthusiasm, confidence and optimism are imparted in the presence of God.
Being with God is a sunny place, full of warmth and happiness.
Frankincense, one of the gifts brought to Jesus, is yellowish in color. In essential oil therapy, Frankincense is said to offer a variety of health benefits like relieving stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and potentially helping fight cancer.
Yellow is the brightest color. It is the most visible color. It is the first visible color. Yellow is the color of seeing.
Yellow is the color of gold. Golden means of great value.
Yellow the color of one of the twelve foundation stones of the new Jerusalem (Rev. 21:19). And the glory of God, which some people think is yellow in color, like sunshine; will be the light source in the new Jerusalem (Re. 21:23).
Healing light from God ("The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays") is the promise for those who revere and fear God (Malachi 4:2).
Living in God's house is like the, "Yellow Submarine" song.