‘I long to dwell in your tent for ever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.’ Psalm 61.4
There is something about this statement that prompts us to ask - how? How can we dwell with God in a more permanent way? The answer involves the simple realisation that all we have to do is to step into what already exists.
In John 14.23, Jesus says this: “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” He is saying that because we have turned to him, then both he and the Father have already made their home with us.
Often we can find ourselves seeking an experience that we do not need because what we are seeking is already ours. We long to have experiences of unity and more closeness with God, when in this world we could not be any closer than we are already. How much closer can we get than having the Father and the Son making their home within us? Take a few moments to rejoice in this truth and worship God for the reality that he has made his home within you.
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