Gay Christian Devotion
(King James Version)
1Lord, remember David, and all his afflictions:
2How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
3Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
7We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
8Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.
9Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy.
10For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.
11The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
David says he will not go home, will not go to bed and will not sleep until he finds a home for God! Many queer Christians have difficulties finding churches that will love them, support them, and encourage them. Unfortunately, gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people are not welcome in many churches. Like the psalmist, they may feel they cannot rest or sleep until they find a safe place where God resides to worship the Lord.
God is too large for any church. Regardless of how large the building, how many people the sanctuary can hold, God is just to big for the building. The largest building is like a tiny box to the Lord. God cannot be locked in a box, but God can live in your heart. Allow God to reside in your heart, to work out His will in your life, while you search for that church.