Psalm 23 Part 10
Dwelling in the House… Forever
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
My consistency in the church was not until I was almost 30 years old. I
never understood the importance of the House of God until I came to
services on a regular basis. I never realized how much I needed and
how much I didn’t know and needed to know until I was consistent in
the “House.” I was “hungry,” and I felt as if I was “starving,” and I was,
spiritually. My life was a mess, I was tired, frustrated, and mad at
everything. And someone invited our broken family to their church and
we began to be fed one “drop of milk” at a time. And we stayed and
were fed consistently because we made the decision to be consistent.
God is always talking, but we must open our hearts to hear Him.
1 Peter 2:2 (NKJV)
2 as newborn babes desire the pure milk of the word, that you may
God will feed you wherever you are and give you the nutrition you need
to grow and become of full age to do what God has called you to do.
The House of God is designed to be a place of nutrition and growth for
the Body of Christ. It is a place to learn and receive the knowledge that
you need to win in every area of your life. To learn to walk in faith in
the Son of God and to learn to fight like a warrior who is skilled and
one who has mastered the art of warfare.
2 Timothy 2:3-5, Ephesians 6:11-12, 1 Timothy 6:12 (READ)
I have learned for almost 30 years that I must fight to keep my faith. I
must fight to keep my mind stayed on Christ. The pull of this world
is strong, but I have learned that I am stronger in Him. The only way
that I can be truly strong is in the Word of God and being around
people of God with the same faith to encourage one another. Jesus
must be the first thing that we do in the morning and the last thing we
do at night. We rise in Him and rest in Him. I must consistently remind
myself of what God has said and not what I hear in the world or what I
see all around me.
The “House” is a refuge from the “storm” and a “lighthouse” in the
night. It is a “strong tower” that no winds can destroy, and it is our
place of strength. God designed His House to be a place of prayer and
communication between God and His children. To give you the
instruction and guidance you need to succeed in every area of your life.
Ephesians 4:12-16 English Standard Version (ESV)
12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body
of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the
knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of
the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be
children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every
wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way
into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body,
joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when
each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds
itself up in love.
The “House” is where we grow up and become the men and women we
are called to be. We learn to stand, fight, praise, pray,
meditate, confess, love, and have faith in God in all
circumstances and situations. We learn that we have an enemy, but he
is not greater than we are, but the greater One abides on the inside of
us making us victorious in all that we put our hands to do in His name.
We will not fail unless we quit, because God is with us always.
“And I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever, to the end of my
days… Forever and for all Eternity!”
Find a house of God where you can grow and be encouraged by others
that are on the same journey of faith and find the strength you need to
win the battles you are fighting. You don’t have to fight alone!
Join me next week as we start a new study:
The Many Levels of Prayer – “Pure Communication”
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