The Place Where You Live
A prayer of Moses, the man of God. “ Lord, You have been in our dwelling house in all generations.” (Psa 90:1)
Here is a remarkable sentence indeed. It was written by a solitary Moses back in the Beginning, long before there were any real generations. But now it stands in these last days as the confession of millions; whose personal and collective histories span thousands of generations.
Moses was a prophet, and in that gifting, he penned our confession of faith long before we were even born.
Think about your own storied journey. As you look back over the years and reflect upon all the places you have been, all the things you have seen and done, along with all that you have experienced-good and bad alike- don’t you find your heart rallying to this singular line? “ Lord, You have been in our dwelling house in all generations.”
In each circumstance throughout a single day, “ Lord, You have been in our dwelling house in all generations.”
He is our Temple, the centre of our worship. He is our Home, the seat of our security. He is our Lair,the site of our rest and repose. He is our School, the stock of our wisdom and knowledge. He is our Retreat, the source of our rejuvenation.
He is our Marketplace, the success of our labours. He is our High court, the supply of our peace and righteousness. He is our Heaven, the satisfaction of our eternal longings.
Rightly did the Psalmist say, Whom have do I have in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside You. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ( Psa 73 25-26)
This is the Place where you live, and I pray you live well.