I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this verse.
There are many verses in the bible that I cherish, but if I had to choose one that has impacted me the most, it would be this one particular verse here. When I became a Christian, this passage touched me more than others. Even for David who was a king, lacking nothing, he had just one thing he wanted to ask of God. I've been reading through the Old Testament again, and it's always the same story with king after king turning away from God and building high places for idols. Clearly, there were more kings that turned their backs to God than those who were faithful until the end. Thus David's prayer is apt; he had all the riches and power, didn't he? So I'd imagine he would've had to pray that much harder to remain humble and faithful. I don't even need the riches and power of a king to fail every day. I build up high places in my heart to worship myself and my idols, which God has to continuously break down.
So my prayer is that of David's: that I may stay in my Father's presence in humility and love for eternity.
Here is our newest print, Psalm 27:4.
One thing have I asked of the Lord that I will seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life... //Psalm 27:4
I think I was drawn to soft neutral tones for this print because I wanted to portray the peace and calm we feel when we are reminded of God's presence. We cannot lose our salvation and God's love is unfailing, so what more can we ask? But it's not always a walk in the park... As I pray this prayer, I'm always battling against my sin and fear and doubt. I wanted to somehow represent all those mixed feelings.
The background is light gray, although it looks blue in the pictures. You can see hints of muted pink here and there, but it's mostly monochromatic. The print comes in both 8x10" and 11x14".
I may or may not make another version of this print, but we'll have to wait and see ;)