Don’t you love it when God’s Word or a certain scripture keeps showing up from different sources? God always amazes me when His Spirit is faithful in getting my attention.
I’ve been dwelling and chewing on these three words for a little while now: Dwell, Trust, & Rest. I don’t know about you, but these three words makes me want to pause and take in a deep breath and say ahhhhhhhhhhh.
In Psalm 91: 1-2, He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
My first thought was, what does it mean to dwell? I looked it up in the dictionary and it says “to think, speak or write at length about.” Our minds are a battle field. That’s why God tells us to renew our minds. We do so when we memorize or familiarize ourselves with God’s Word. His Word is Truth.
Colossians 2 says to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
The Lord knows how easy it is for our minds to dwell on things that are negative and not true. Especially when I’m extra tired and my pain is at it’s worst, I’m often tempted to become fearful or worry. It becomes easier to dwell on the “what if’s”. The “what if’s” rob me of my strength, peace, joy and my presence of today.
I’m learning, as it states in 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV
“to demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ”.
How about you? Does it come easy for you to Dwell, Rest, & Trust in God?
Hopefully, one of my songs, My God In Whom I Trust, will encourage you today.
IN WHOM I TRUST (CCLI #3356416) Copyright 1993