Reading: Psalm 87-90
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1-2 (NIV)
God is my home. His Presence is the place where I live, my residence and refuge. In him my affections are centred, and my sense of identity and belonging are founded. More than to any physical place or to any people group on planet earth, I belong to God. And God is no temporary shelter, no place to rest my head just for the time being. He is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting. Before every other home came into being, and long after they will cease to be, he is God and he is my home.
“Home is where the heart is,” as the saying goes. It is good to remember that this earth and the treasures it holds will one day pass away. May I hold lightly to those things, and instead put my heart and soul into seeking the Kingdom of God, and to satisfying the desires of my heart in him.
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. For you have heard my vows, O God; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. Psalm 61:1-6