As some of you guys know, I moved out of home on Monday ( March 1). I moved to a little island right at the bottom of Australia, called Tasmania AKA Tassie. I moved right out of home leaving behind all my family and pets and the few friends i had to come live here. Now, i do have most of mates here, but i dont have any of the family.
I do love travelling. I've been to some pretty amazing places here in Oz and i also love being independent. So i figured moving out would kinda be easy-ish. its funny, it was only a few months ago that i was chomping at the bit to move out. I hated being around my parents, i didnt wanna live by their rules at all. I wanted out. I guess i was wrong. I miss home lots. I miss my little sister SOOOOO much. I miss my puppy dog. I miss my room, my bed, my tv, my books. I miss the familiarity of my old home. I guess I am just abit homesick. the past few days have been difficult, they really have. Soo much of me just wants to throw the towel in, pack my bags and go back home but i do know that i cant live at home forever.
Upon dwelling on my 'homesickness' last night though, Psalm 27:4 popped into my head:
"The one thing I ask of the Lord- the thing I seek most- is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in his Temple."
I started to wonder...how homesick do I get for God and God's house? Is living in God's house the "thing I seek most?" Other things may be good but God's house is great. Other things may be great but God's house is better. Am I too busy delighting in God's creation to delight in God's house? Am I too distracted by day to day life to spend time with God? How about you? just something to think about.
My prayer is that I would become homesick for God's house.