I spent all of October thinking about what it means to be home…and when I think of the word dwell, I think of the word home.
More than that, I think of where I would like my soul to call home, where I desire my soul to dwell…
In my most recent post Imagine That… I pondered what the world would look like if we actually lived out what we believe – if we began to make it a way of life.
Making His presence our dwelling place is part of that.
“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty…
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked…”
-Psalm 84:1 & 84:10
And, I do want my soul to dwell with my Abba, dwelling in His presence always, but more often, I find myself dwelling on things of this earth:
Anxiety. Entertainment. People. Social Media.
Even today, my time was spent: shopping (though, I did need a new coat moving to the freezing Midwest from Sunny CA), watching Christmas Romance movies, watching football, watching youtube videos, watching Girl Meets World.
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.
How much time have I spent today dwelling in the things of Heaven? About 5 minutes.
So, though my heart’s cry truly is:
“One thing I ask…this only do I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To gaze on the beauty of the Lord
And to seek Him in His temple.”
It is my heart’s desire to see a world that looks more like the one I imagine, and to make that happen through my own acting out what I believe…
Yet, I wonder, if my desire were stronger, would I not devote more time/energy to it?
So, each day, little by little, I try. I continue to move forward.
To pray when I say I will, even for the hard things. Even for my “enemies”.
To be in His presence, spending more and more time on the things of Heaven.
To live like I want to see His kingdom on Earth.
To care for myself & for others, as His creations.
Because, I want to ensure that my soul dwells…
Dwells with Him.
I know it’s Saturday, but I’m joining up with Kate Motaung over at Heading Home for Five Minute Friday. This week’s topic was dwell. Head on over and see what others have written for this five minute challenge. Show some of them some love. Let’s be a community that encourages one another – creating that world I imagine can be.