1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
2 I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the Lord.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young
at a place near your altar,
O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God!
4 What joy for those who can live in your house,
always singing your praises. Psalm 84:1 – 4 NLT
Home is the one place I love to be more than anywhere else. It seems like my whole being releases a huge sigh when I walk in the front door.
At home I know how everything works.
At home I know where everything is (unless Mina moves them).
At home I control who comes in or who stays out.
At home I can by and large shut out the chaos of the world.
Home is a Relationship
Besides being a physical address on a street, home is also a relationship. God created man in His own image so that He and man could enjoy a dynamic and living relationship together (Genesis 1:26 – 27). Therefore, only a soul in union with God is a soul that has found it’s true home. This causes a sense of satisfaction deep within the heart of man that nothing can shake.
On the other hand, a soul out of harmony with God will never be fully satisfied no matter where it finds itself. This explains much of the restlessness in our society. A soul out of harmony with God will always experience a sense of inner agitation; a sense of disconnection. This is why a person will wander from city to city, job to job, and relationship to relationship, searching for something that will finally make them feel at home. Any satisfaction they find won’t last very long, however, because they are still disconnected on the inside. Nothing in the outside world is designed to fill that inner void.
Jesus came to open the door for man to come home (1 Peter 3:18). Now man can freely enter in and once again live in union with God. This alone will fill man’s inner void. If man will simply believe all that God has done in Christ, he will have access to a relationship with God that will cause him to be satisfied in all aspects of his life not matter what the circumstances around him may be. This means that the only way to finally be at home is by living in the Reign.
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