“Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!” Psalms 90:1 NLT
At the end of a long day it feels good to come home to a place you know, a place where you can kick off your shoes, a place you can run around in your skivvies and not worry about what anybody thinks. There really is no place like home.
God’s presence can be equally comfortable. With time, you can learn to go there for strength, for protection, and for guidance. God wants you to be at home in His presence, all the time.
We think of God as a deity, not as 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. If you remember, 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” (Psalms 27:4 NLT).
“That’s nice,” we say. “I’d love to live in God’s house too, but I’m stuck in the real world.” Actually, it’s just the opposite. We are just one decision away from the Father’s presence. You don’t need to change your address, you just need to change your perception.
Wherever you go today, whatever you face today, remind yourself, “He is with me!”