The Place Where You Live

A Prayer of Moses the man of God. “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.” (Psalm 90:1).

long and winding roadHere is a remarkable sentence indeed. It was written by a solitary Moses back in the Beginning, long before there were any real generations to speak about. But now it stands in these last days as the confession of millions; whose personal and collective histories span thousands of generations.

Moses was a Prophet, and in that gifting he penned our confession of faith long before we were even born.

Think about your own storied journey. As you look back over the years and reflect upon all the places you have been, all the things you have seen and done, along with all that you have experienced — good and bad alike — don’t you find your heart rallying to this singular line? “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.”

In every season of life, through all the changes that occur over the years from one experience to the next, one decade to the next; one generation to the next — “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.”

In each circumstance throughout a single day — “Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.”

He is our Temple, the center of our worship. He is our Home, the seat of our security. He is our Lair, the site of our rest and repose. He is our School, the stock of our wisdom and knowledge. He is our Retreat, the source of our rejuvination.

He is our Market Place, the success of our labors. He is our High Court, the supply of our peace and righteousness. He is our Heaven, the satisfaction of our eternal longings.

Rightly did the Psalmist say, “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever” (Psa 73:25-26).

This is the Place where your live — and I pray you live well!

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