He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 NASB
The definition of the word dwell is; to live or continue in a given condition or state. I believe that where we live, our environment or the atmosphere in which we reside, is so important in maintaining our peace and safety. When I read this in the Young’s Literal Translation it gives a fuller meaning; “He who is dwelling In the secret place of the Most High, in the shade of the Mighty lodgeth habitually.”
Have you ever heard someone say that what you do for 21 days forms a habit? It’s true! When you form new habits and consistently do the same thing repeatedly, it becomes part of your routine. That’s what I did about 8 years ago when I was challenged by our pastors wife to get up early every morning and spend time in the Word and journal daily. It was our first homework assignment I believe.
As much as I love to read and write, to commit to doing it every day was a real challenge for me. I’m far too spontaneous for that! Every excuse you can imagine bombarded my mind, but once I said yes, everything changed. It’s as if that obedience opened the door for greater clarity, greater revelation and a deeper understanding of who I am in Christ. What I thought I knew has become something far greater than I could have imagined.
Make a habit of continually living in His presence. Not just when it’s convenient, or when you’re desperate for an answer. Do it because without His constant touch on your life, it would be a life with no purpose.
Father I choose to hide under the shade of Your wings. It’s there that no evil will come near me. It’s there where You teach me and bring me to know You more. I will live in this place You’ve provided for me and enjoy Your peace. It’s in Jesus’ name always, Amen.