UCB Word For Today 4th November 2021 | Daily Devotional | United Christian Broadcasters
TOPIC: God is our home
SCRIPTURE: ‘Lord, you have been our home since the beginning.’ – Psalm 90:1 NCV
MESSAGE: Even though the Israelites were God’s people, they ‘wandered in the desert lands. They found no city in which to live. They were hungry and thirsty, and they were discouraged’ (Psalm 107:4-5 NCV). If you’re feeling like that today, maybe your soul needs a ‘home’ – a place where it’s at peace, secure, and nurtured; a place where you can put down your worries, weariness, and frustrations, and simply bask in God’s presence.
David said, ‘My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God’ (Psalm 84:2 NIV).
The good news is that Jesus wants to be your home. The Message paraphrases His words: ‘Live in me. Make your home in me’ (John 15:4 MSG). We sometimes treat Him more like an emergency shelter that’s only used in times of trouble, but what we really need to do is make Him our permanent dwelling place. So how can we do that?
The first thing we need to do is commit to spending time with Him each day. This may not come naturally to us at first, so it’ll take a conscious decision and effort on our part. But as we get to know Him better and our relationship with Him grows, those moments when it’s just us and God will become very precious and our desire to be with Him will get stronger.
We also need to study the Bible and allow God’s Word to influence and guide us. As we learn to trust what He says, we’ll seek His opinion more and more, and discover that He’s our place of peace, safety and rest (take a look at Isaiah 32:18).
If you don’t already, set a time each day that’s devoted to God. Even if you can only manage 5 or 10 minutes to begin with, take that first step to spending time alone with Him every day.
UCB Word For Today 4th November 2021 | Daily Devotional. United Christian Broadcasters is a Christian media charity that exists to offer every person, in every place, every moment of the day, the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way.