Friday, November 20, 2015

Where is Your Dwelling Place?

The Five Minute Friday word for today is dwell. This first thing that came to my mind was the above scripture. 

What does it mean to dwell in the shelter of the Most High? 

When I think of dwell I think of the place where I live or spend most of my time. Obviously I can't at this time live in a place where I actually see God physically, so how do I dwell where I am sheltered by him?

My mind goes to thoughts of reading the scriptures and meditating on them in order to learn more about who God is and what he does, to learn his attributes and how he relates to me. I can also spend time praying, communing with him, praising him and looking to him for guidance.

What I find is that he is the great Creator who has made this beautiful planet, albeit we have spoiled it somewhat. He has also created us in his image with the ability to create in our own finite way.

God has promised to watch over his people. 

He is constantly with me even when I am going through a difficult circumstance. What I've found is that he gives me peace, the kind of peace I won't find anywhere else, a peace that lets me know He is always good and will do what is best for his people.

To read what others have written about the word dwell or to add your own post, head on over to Kate's place and Five Minute Friday. I'm also linking with Still Saturday and Word of God Speak.

Here is Psalm 91 in its entirety:

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."

"Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare 
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; 
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him; 

I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

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