31 Days of Abiding Free Reading Plan
My first home as a newly married woman was a cute little house down the street from the local elementary school. We feel in love with the neighborhood, but the house was so tiny we had to move after about five years. Still, I can remember the black lamppost in the front yard. When it snowed I thought of Narnia.
The kitchen led to a screened in porch which overlooked the backyard. You could find me sipping my coffee, reading my Bible in the early mornings hours before my two little boys woke up.
When we had to move, I cried. It was the very first home, and moving into our new home felt strange and unfamiliar. Moving around was something the children of Israel knew very well. Most scholars believe they camped 42 different places in the 40 years of wandering after leaving Egypt. The book of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy tells of their search for a dwelling place.
The day comes when they will enter into the Promised Land. The excitement fills the air. It is electric as they stand on the soil forty years later in which their parents disobey and failed to trust God. Will they make the same mistakes? Moses, who will never enter the land, wants to warn them before entering into their long-awaited home.
Psalm 90 was most likely written at the end of Moses life. It says that this psalm is “A prayer of Moses, the Man of God.” A prayer to God for the people who he loved for over forty years. A pray for them to seek God as their dwelling place.
Dwelling place is simply home: a place to rest, be safe, and feel secure. What does it mean to make God our dwelling place? The Bible has a lot to say, but let me boil it down to this simple thing:
So to help us focus our hearts and minds on God as our dwelling place, I’ve created this 31 day reading plan on abiding in God as our dwelling place. Download a free copy here.
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