"A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
About fifteen years ago now God spoke to me one day as I was in my quiet time and said, "you are a gatekeeper." I didn't even know what that was at the time. It took several more years for me to realize what that meant, but ultimately I would realize being a gatekeeper on behalf of God and His people is one of life's greatest responsibilities, and joys.
Speaking of joy -- it's going to be a great day in the house today! Get ready, get ready, get ready...I might just have to come off my chain. :)