The Resting Place
Theme: Resting Place
There is a connection between dwelling and resting. Do you see it in the Scripture below? There is another connection between dwelling and trust. Do you see it in the Scripture below? David learned something over the years of his life. At different points in his life he dwelled in power, money, and women but every time it ended poorly. For David, looking back on his life there was only one consistent truth - when he dwelled with God he found rest. God was the only One who David could always trust. So King David shared an amazing principle we can leverage today. Our rest is directly related to what or who we trust. So, if you had a choice to trust today who or what would you pick? Fox News, CNN, Democrats, Republicans, vaccines, social distancing, money, possessions, intellect, position, or social status? Really think about that question because your choice will determine if you have a true resting place or not. Let me say it this way, if you want rest, rest is determined by where you dwell. And where you dwell tells you what you trust. We have a God who invites us to trust Him. Imagine if you trusted God in all things. Imagine the difference that one decision could make in your life. You can have a true resting place. Just make the right choice where you will dwell.
Scripture: Psalm 91:1-2
"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.”
Prayer: Resting Place
“God, I claim that I dwell in Your shelter, the Most High God, and I rest in Your shadow, the Almighty One. I claim that You alone are my refuge and fortress. You are my God and I trust You. When I face anything that brings me uncertainty or fear (confess these things to Him), I know that I can come to You as my safe place. Thank You for Your strength and protection in my life.”