…and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence….(Rev 7:15).
Beloved, do not worry, God is with you. His presence is available for you as you determine to rest in His love. Truly, His grace is available for all who would choose to sit still. God longs to tabernacle with you. To enjoin His heart to yours and cover you with His everlasting love.
I need more of that love. The kind of love that surrounds me when the world starts to fall apart. It is His love that makes the most sense.
Can I be really honest though? It’s difficult for me, at times, to tabernacle with Him, because of my own fears, pride, worries, and insecurities. Just yesterday I sensed the Lord impressing upon me to practice humility and something rose up in me that said, “Yeah, I don’t want to do that.” What I really needed at that moment was the tabernacle of God to cover my prideful, stubborn and rebellious attitude and it did. Once I submitted my foolish thoughts to His grace, I sensed the peace of His shelter covering me.
Friends, we find shelters to keep us safe from storms and provide a fun and safe place to fellowship. Jesus longs to be that for us too. To be our shelter, not just when the storm hits, but at all times. That way, when the storm hits were not running for the shelter, being pelted by the storm. Instead, we’re resting in His love, already safe when the storm hits, because we have learned how to keep our hearts safe under the shade of His tabernacle.
Father, surround me today with your presence. I long to be at rest in your promises. Truly, your heart is so full. It has room for even me. What a gift. My the outflow of your love for me be what I give to others today as I invite them to rest in your presence through me, in Jesus name, Amen.