17 JUL

2017

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

At home in God’s presence

‘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 you know - a place where you can kick off our shoes and not worry about what anybody thinks. God’s presence can become equally comfortable to us too. With time, we can learn to go there for strength, for protection, and for guidance. God wants us to be at home in His presence and aware of His nearness at all times. We can think of God as a discussion point instead of a place to dwell, but God 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 just show up once a day and then disappear. No, the pillar of fire was present with them all night and the cloud of smoke was present with them all day. God never leaves us. Jesus promised, ‘I am with you always’ (Matthew 28:20 NIV). The psalmist said, ‘The one thing I ask of the Lord - the thing I seek most - is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life’ (Psalm 27:4 NLT). It can be challenging to be focused on living in the house of the Lord when we’ve got so many other 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 in His presence, we just need to choose that above everything else.

What now?
Where do you feel most at home? Go there today, get really comfortable and spend some time relaxing in God’s presence.

Neh 10-11, Rom 9:1-15

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