UCB Word For Today Devotional For November 4, 2021 : Topic – Say, ‘God is my dwelling place’
Say, ‘God is my dwelling place’
04 NOVEMBER 2021
‘Lord, You have been our dwelling place.’
Psalm 90:1 NKJV
Even though the Israelites were God’s people, they ‘wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them’ (Psalm 107:4-5 NKJV). If you feel that way today, perhaps your soul needs a ‘dwelling place’. A home where it’s at peace, secure, and nurtured; a place where you can lay down your worries, weariness, and frustrations.
David said, ‘My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and…flesh cry out for the living God’ (Psalm 84:2 NIV). Good news! Jesus wants to be your home! He said, ‘Live in me. Make your home in me’ (John 15:4 MSG). You can treat Him as an emergency shelter you run to in times of trouble, or you can live in Him.
You say, ‘How do I make Jesus my “dwelling place”?’ Think about it: if someone gave you the gift of a beautiful home, how would you enter it? You would check to make sure the giver was serious, inspect the paperwork, then pack up, move in, and enjoy it, right? Jesus is serious when He invites you to live in Him. So by the act of faith, pack up and move in today. God said, ‘My people will live in peaceful places…in safe homes and…calm places of rest’ (Isaiah 32:18 NCV).
The English poet Hartley Coleridge penned these insightful words about faith: ‘It is an affirmation and an act, that bids eternal truth be present fact’ (emphasis added). The spoken Word of God is powerful! So when you get up every morning, make this your affirmation: ‘Today, God is my dwelling place!’
Ezekiel 5-7, Hebrews 7