Saturday, November 19, 2022

.Praise Posts 2022 - #6 – Thankful for Home

But I’m in the very presence of God—
oh, how refreshing it is!
I’ve made Lord God my home.
God, I’m telling the world what you do!
Psalm 73:28 The Message


If you have visited the Journey any length of time over the years, you know how much I cherish home, both here and my forever Home. So, when I ran across this scripture, the words, “I’ve made Lord God my home,” leaped off the page to me. I loved it so much, I immediately put it on my letter board and displayed it on my TV stand. (I mean… it’s sad to say, but we DO look there a lot!)


Other translations say I’ve made the Lord my shelter or my refuge. In other words, seeking Him and His presence is the first thing you do when you start your day and you’re ready to face the world. Running to Him when you need comfort, when you’re done for the day, when you don’t feel accepted or understood is just like returning to your haven after a grinding day out in the world.


Think about it:  When tough stuff happens, or you’re tired and worn out, you can’t wait to get home, kick your shoes off, change into something comfy and recharge your batteries. Spiritually speaking, it’s the same thing for the Christ-follower. In addition to a dwelling with a door you can close shutting out the world, you have a Father to go to for comfort and rest.


Believe me, He understands how the world wears on the soul. He can whisper just the right words to sustain and comfort.


And once we have been refreshed and able to go out into the world again, it’s our job to let everyone know what God does for us.




 Welcome to Praise Posts 2022!


In the midst of the crazy world we live, I’m more grateful than ever for the Word of God. Scripture gives me a firm foundation to stand upon when everything else seems shaky. It seems each day I crave His Word even more, and it speaks to me even more plainly than it ever has.


With that in mind, I’ve decided to make this year’s Praise Posts all about scripture. Beginning November 14 and running through November 24, I am planning to pick out 10 scriptures that meant the most to me in 2022 and do a Praise Post each day on one of them. I hope you’ll join me each day by posting one of your favorite scriptures in the comment section.


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  1. I love this so much, Jerralea! We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, which was wonderful, but after a few hours, I was SO READY to just get back home. :) I'm glad we can have that same excitement and comfort with the Lord. I'll be sharing this post Friday on the blog as the featured post for the Grace & Truth linkup.

  2. I love this, Jerralea! Home has always meant a lot to me, esocially since I got married. I love that imagery that God is our home.


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