Are you at home with God? Do you feel most comfortable and safe in His presence?
If people love me, they will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them. ~John 14:23
The Great House of God:
God wants to be your dwelling place. He has no interest in being a weekend getaway or a Sunday bungalow or a summer cottage. Don’t consider using God as a vacation cabin or an eventual retirement home. He wants you under His roof now and always. He wants to be your mailing address, your point of reference; He wants to be your home….
For many this is a new thought. We think of God as a deity to discuss, not a place to dwell. We think of God as a mysterious miracle worker, not a house to live in. We think of God as a creator to call on, not a home to reside in. But our Father wants to be much more. He wants to be the One in whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). ~Max Lucado
I want Him to be my home. It is not enough to say I follow Him; I am to abide in Him. I am to move and breathe in Him. He is to be my breath…all that sustains and gives life to me is Him. Without Him I have no place to dwell that is safe, secure, comforting…where I know I will always have an accepting hug and a reassuring word of love…
…In Him, alone.
O Father, make me to always seek You first and You alone. I can so easily look to other places for comfort. In this dust it’s easy to choose dust. Forgive me for desiring dirt when I could have Your heavenly home. Bid me to come further and further into the safety of Your presence…to live in Your everlasting way.