'Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!' Psalm 90:1 NLT
At the end of a hard day it feels good to come home to a place we know - a place to kick off our shoes and just be. God's presence can become equally comfortable to us. With time, we can learn to go there for strength, protection and guidance. God wants us to be at home in his presence and aware of his nearness at all times.
If we're not careful, we can think of God as a discussion point instead of a place to dwell, but he wants us to see him as the one in whom 'we live and move and have our being' (Acts 17:28 NIV). When God led the children of Israel through the wilderness, he didn't show up briefly once a day. No, the pillar of fire was present with them all night and the cloud of smoke was with them all day. God never leaves us. Jesus promised, 'I am with you always' (Matthew 28:20 NIV).
The psalmist said, 'I ask only one thing, Lord: let me live in your house every day of my life' (Psalm 27:4 CEV). It can be challenging to be focused on living in the house of the Lord when there are so many things trying to steal our attention. But we're always just one decision away from our Father's presence. He's always welcoming us to spend time with him, we just need to choose that above everything else.
So what now? Where do you feel most at home? Go there today, get comfortable and spend time soaking in God's presence.
Soulfood: 2 Sam 12:1-14:20 Lk 7:24-35 Ps 118:10-18 Pro 18:7-9,