Word For You | United Christian Broadcasters
UCB Word For You

God is our home

04 November 2021
‘Lord, you have been our home since the beginning.’

Even though the Israelites were God’s people, they ‘wandered in the desert lands. They found no city in which to live. They were hungry and thirsty, and they were discouraged’ (Psalm 107:4-5 NCV). If you’re feeling like that today, maybe your soul needs a ‘home’ – a place where it’s at peace, secure, and nurtured; a place where you can put down your worries, weariness, and frustrations, and simply bask in God’s presence. David said, ‘My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God’ (Psalm 84:2 NIV). The good news is that Jesus wants to be your home. The Message paraphrases His words: ‘Live in me. Make your home in me’ (John 15:4 MSG). We sometimes treat Him more like an emergency shelter that’s only used in times of trouble, but what we really need to do is make Him our permanent dwelling place. So how can we do that? The first thing we need to do is commit to spending time with Him each day. This may not come naturally to us at first, so it’ll take a conscious decision and effort on our part. But as we get to know Him better and our relationship with Him grows, those moments when it’s just us and God will become very precious and our desire to be with Him will get stronger. We also need to study the Bible and allow God’s Word to influence and guide us. As we learn to trust what He says, we’ll seek His opinion more and more, and discover that He’s our place of peace, safety and rest (take a look at Isaiah 32:18).

What Now?

If you don’t already, set a time each day that’s devoted to God. Even if you can only manage 5 or 10 minutes to begin with, take that first step to spending time alone with Him every day.

Sign up to get your copy delivered

The UCB Word For You

Read More

03rd Dec 2021
01st Dec 2021
30th Nov 2021
29th Nov 2021
28th Nov 2021
27th Nov 2021
26th Nov 2021
25th Nov 2021
24th Nov 2021
23rd Nov 2021
22nd Nov 2021
21st Nov 2021
20th Nov 2021
19th Nov 2021
18th Nov 2021
17th Nov 2021
16th Nov 2021

 

 

Articles

Meet: Guvna B
Meet: Housefires
‘We are here for you.’ A statement from UCB’s CEO, David L’Herroux.