15 July 2013

Devotional Monday:Dwelling Place

Psalm 27:4 says, "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple."
 As we have talked about beauty the past few weeks. We have talked about, what beauty is, God's beauty, and we had a guest post on being made in God's image. So today I want to talk about how God is a dwelling place and how Psalm 27:4 relates that to beauty. 

Many times it is said throughout the bible that God is our dwelling place, when I think of a "dwelling place" i think of a home or safe place to find rest and comfort when we need it most. At the end of a long day at work sometimes we just want to go home because that is one place where we find rest and comfort, it is our dwelling place. 

When we curl up under our favorite blanket with our bible, journal, and devotional book- that is where we dwell with God and mediate on the beauty that his word provides for us. The first part of Psalm 27:4 says it best, "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life." Think about that for a second. God longs for us to make him a dwelling place and seek him all the days of our lives, every single day he is calling us to that place of beauty in him. Sisters, beauty is not only found in God but it is found in dwelling with God, soaking up all that he has for us  and falling more in love with him everyday. 

Psalm 90:17 says, "May the beauty of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us--yes, establish the work of our hands." This verse is an awesome reminder of resting in God's beauty and making him our dwelling place, rest in the truth that this verse provides sisters. Rest in his beauty and rest in him.

2 comments:

  1. This post made me pause and reach for the Lord in the dwelling place. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and abide in Him.

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    1. I am glad you were encouraged! And yes i agree, it's important to rest in him always :)

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