‘Lord, You have been our dwelling place.’ Psalm 90:1 NKJV
The Israelites were God’s people but that didn’t mean life was a breeze. They ‘wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.’ (Psalm 107:4–5 NKJV)
If you feel that way today, perhaps your soul needs a ‘dwelling place’. A home where it’s at peace, secure, and nurtured; a place where you can lay down your worries, weariness, and frustrations. David said, ‘My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and… flesh cry out for the living God.’ (Psalm 84:2 NIV)
Good news! Jesus wants to be your home! He said, ‘Live in Me, and I will live in you.’ (John 15:4 GWT) Many people treat Him as an emergency shelter to run to in times of trouble, but He wants us live in Him. He wants to be our ‘dwelling place’. Think about it: if someone gifted you with a fabulous apartment, how would you take it up? You’d check to make sure the giver was serious, right? You’d inspect the paperwork, then pack up, move in, and enjoy it.
Jesus is serious when He invites you to live in Him. So by the act of faith, pack up and move in today. God said, ‘My people will live in peaceful places and in safe homes and in calm places of rest.’ (Isaiah 32:18 NCV)
The spoken Word of God is powerful! So when you get up every morning, make this your affirmation: ‘Today, God is my dwelling place!’
SoulFood: Num 8–10, Matt 6:19–34, Ps 37:16–24, Pro 11:4
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023