I was thinking about the end of verse six in the 23rd Psalm and the part that says “and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever…” It just hit me that the “dwelling” part has already begun. As a Christian, God dwells within my being. As eternal people/souls, we are an eternal being/spirit. If God is in us, with us, then He is at home with us, and we are at home with Him. So no matter where we are, as His child, we are home, and in God’s house, there’s always someone home!
The 23rd Psalm:
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Do you know the God of grace that will make His home with you for eternity? He created a perfect world. He loved His creation. Then, through the disobedience of man—God’s created beings—sin came into that perfect world. God, as the Creator, was the only One that could redeem His creation. Over two thousand years ago, a season in time came to be when Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, God in the flesh, was born as a tiny babe. (Christianity.com has a very good article about how Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies of the much looked for Messiah. Of course the better place to read this is in the Bible itself.) He lived a sinless life. At the age of about thirty, He began His earthly ministry. Jesus was abandoned by His followers, tortured and crucified to death. This He did deliberately, giving up His life freely. He was buried in a borrowed tomb that was heavily guarded by Roman soldiers. Then, as He had promised His followers, He arose from that grave on the third day. “Why,” you ask, “would He do this, go through this?” Ah, the reason… Love…Grace. He did it for you, His beloved creation! He did it for me also, of which I am eternally thankful. The thing is, He gave His life as redemption for the sin of the whole world. This same Jesus will come into your life. God is Spirit. You come to Him in spirit. Confess to Him that you realize you have sinned. Tell Him that you believe that Jesus is His Son-His only Son, that He came to this earth to redeem you. Tell Him that you will turn away from a sinful life and follow the teachings of Jesus. Then find others that follow the true, Biblical Jesus and become involved in fellowship with believers and the Holy Spirit.
Here is an excellent website that can give you additional information about making Jesus Christ YOUR best Friend! PeaceWithGod.net