Authentic Believers yearn to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of our life, and to gaze on His beauty. In any time of trouble, He keeps us safe, He hides us in the shelter of His dwelling place, and He sets our feet high upon a Rock (Psalm 27:4-5, 40:2).
We enjoy a fulfilled Christian life only as we submit our self to the guidance of the Spirit of God. When we seek first His Kingdom, He blesses, guides, multiplies resources and cares for all of our needs (Matthew 6:33). He is our refuge and our strength (Psalm 46:1-2).
Achieving this status takes time, effort and commitment. He truly is a friend that sticks closer than a brother, our Redeemer, our salvation, a refuge in the storm, and our Comforter and Guide. He never leaves us and never forsakes us (John 14:26; Proverbs 18:24; Hebrews 13:5).
He is all we need, want or seek after. Listen to God as He tells you where He wants you to wait on Him and to spend intimate time with Him. It may be at the park, in the attic or basement, under the canopy of leaves on a tree in your backyard, or like me – sitting in the middle of your bed.
God just wants to obtain your undivided attention, and to simplify your life by getting rid of the inner clutter first, and then by leading you to have a garage sale to rid your home and office of all of the unnecessary outer clutter.
He teaches us to perfect the art of living fully within each moment of the day. We develop a calm awareness of God’s continual presence within us. We would never exchange one day of our lifetime of moments with our Savior and Lord (Psalm 84:10-12).
Father God, rather than working for You, teach us how to allow You to work in and through us. We cut out everything in our life that is not absolutely relevant, so that we can achieve a state of Your peace that overcomes every circumstance (Philippians 4:7). Your joy serves as our constant strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
We want Christ as our life, not just as a philosophy or doctrine that we embrace (Colossians 3:3-4). We want to know You personally, as we are already fully known by You (1 Corinthians 13:12). Thank you for serving as our Rock, our Sword and our Shield as we travel through this dry and distant land called “life.”
Thought for the Day:
As we abide in the Vine, and allow the Holy Spirit to transform our thoughts and emotions and choices, we are totally Spirit led; and when we live by God’s Word and direction, we will bear much fruit for His kingdom.
– John 15:1-14