Where do you make your home?

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where do you make your home

Home.  Just the word makes me think of homes that I have loved.  Homes I have made, homes my family has made, homes of dear friends that I have been welcomed into and treated as though I belonged!  Homes in warm climates, homes that have snow!  Homes on one continent and homes on a different continent.  Where do you make your home?

Did you know that the Lord desires to make His home in us?  It starts with our relationship with Him.

Prayer is conversation that nourishes our relationship with the Lord.

We talk to the Lord to connect with Him.  Our relationship with the Lord will grow cold, if all we are doing is praying a long list of requests.  It’s easy to do – there are so many needs in our own lives, in the lives of the people we love and those we are ministering to.  Our world is full of brokenness and every day we encounter more.  We want to run to the Lord and tell Him all of the things on our hearts.  And He wants us to.  But along with the requests, He wants our hearts.  He wants our hearts grounded in Him, grounded in Scripture, He wants to listen to the grief we hold for the brokenness, He wants to comfort our hearts with His Word.  In the context of our broken grief, our longing for heaven, and our desire for all things to be made new – He wants our hearts to rest in Him.  He will accomplish His purposes in His world.  He listens to us.  He wants us to abide in Him. The dictionary tells us that abide means to remain, to continue, to stay; to have one’s abode, to dwell, to reside; and to continue in a particular relationship.  John 15:4 (msg) says “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. ”

Did you hear that?  God wants us to live in Him, to make our home in Him.
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As women we love to make a home, to turn a house into a place of rest, refreshment, nourishment, a place of knowing and being known in loving those who live there with us.  But read that again, the God of the Universe wants us to make our home in Him.  To find our place of rest, refreshment, our nourishment and being known and loved with Him.
His Word tells us this is true.  He restores our souls.  (Psalm 23:3)  God talks to us through His Word.  In fact, His Word feeds us – in Deuteronomy 8:3, it says that God “humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”  And so we should respond like Job, who says “I’ve treasured His words more than my daily bread.” (Job 23:13 NIrV)
Let’s commit together to nourish our relationship with the Lord by making our home in Him, by pouring our hearts out to Him in prayer.  And yes, asking Him for things, but also praising Him, praying scripture back to Him, and loving Him with our whole heart and soul!  We are nourished in the process – strengthened for the ministry God has called us to no matter where on earth our current “home” is located.

 

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