Where are you living today? In America, the biggest bite out of our income usually goes to our dwelling, whether we own or rent. The comfort or discomfort of our physical lives depends more largely upon the dwelling place of our bodies than anything else. It's not a place where we merely visit, but it is our home, and we do all we can to make it comfortable and attractive. But our souls need a comfortable place even more than our bodies. Inward comfort, as we all know, is of far greater importance than outward; for when the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings are of comparatively little account.
It's vitally important to find out where our soul is living. The Lord declares He has been our dwelling place in all generations, but are we living like the Israelites? "they wandered in the wilderness, in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them,"
This should not describe the Christian today, for Jesus calls us to "abide in Me," The truth is that our souls are made for God; He is our natural home, and we can never be a rest anywhere else, "My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God." Why wander in the wilderness, thirsty and hungry, while Jesus has the invitation wide open?
His dwelling place for you is not a stony, cold, uncomfortable fort. He describes it as: "Under his wings shalt thou trust", "He shall carry them in His bosom" "underneath are the everlasting arms." Wings, bosom, arms! What a comfortable fortress this describes; it brings rest, peace and joy. It's offered in love, what more could we ask from our Savior?
May the Lord bless you today, as you make your soul's home with Him, not just a place you visit, but a place where you abide.
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!