Jacob and I have always felt that our home needs to be a place of refuge. A safe place for anyone who walks through the doors. We want people to feel God’s presence and peace when they walk into our hosue. If you remember a few chapters back I have touched on this topic, but I want to elaborate a little more.
As many of you know, we are remodeling our house. I’m sure you know the aggravation and time that it takes to remodel a house, and if you haven’t ever done that, then you can at least imagine. Well, I can safely say that we are so very close to being done! They are starting the process of installing the carpet, thank you Jesus! It has been a long, very overdue process, but worth it. I love the land that our house is on. It sits on top of a hill, with trees all around and almost 6 beautiful acres. You can’t see the road or any neighbors and it is so peaceful. I’m looking forward to getting a porch swing and hammock, curling up with a book and blanket, drinking hot chocolate, writing on my laptop. The kids having their own rooms, Jacob and I getting our room back, bonfires, family and friends over for dinner, having a blast with the Youth.
Even though I view our home as a place of refuge, I have to remember who is the ultimate Refuge. Our text today is Psalm 28:7-8 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. The Lord is their strength, And He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”
When you think about it, it doesn’t matter where we are, we can be in our home, at work, on vacation and we can still be in our refuge. God is our refuge. If we are a born again believer, then we have His Spirit living in us, and His presence is with us, we are anointed, because God’s anointing is His presence. Isn’t it exciting to know that God is our refuge? God is so good to us! Not only is He our strength and shield, but we can trust Him, He loves us, protects us, and takes care of us.
I hope that this encourages you today, to know that wherever we are God’s presence is with us and He is our saving refuge.