. . . “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. — Isaiah 66:2
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite. — Isaiah 57:15
O how I long to dwell with “the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy”. O Lord revive my spirit when I come with a repenting heart. Keep me humble in all my comings and goings. I tremble at Your word because it is truth and convicts my soul. I tremble when I see Your majesty and glory and realize I am not worthy to stand before Your throne. But I rejoice because You do allow it and desire to dwell with me.
One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord And to meditate in His temple. — Psalms 27:4
What a worthy pursuit: “One thing I have asked . . . that I shall seek.” That I would have the awesome privilege to dwell*, to behold the beauty of the Lord (WOW!!!!!) and, as if that isn’t enough, to meditate in His temple.
We have an awesome privilege. Are you dwelling? Are you beholding His beauty? Are you meditating in His temple? (Remember that your body is the temple). 24/7 meditating, pondering, lingering.
Continually seeking Him,
* 1. to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside.
2. to live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness.
3. to linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. — Psalm 91:1
Asking the Lord for a verse to use in today’s devotional, He led me to this one. I couldn’t help but think back to Psalm 46:10 that tells us to be still and know that I am God. Being still and not reacting without guidance is really the challenge to trust in the Lord. As we cease striving for awhile, we dwell in the shelter of the Most High. We abide in the shadow of the Almighty wherein lies our strength and trust. How can you not trust in the Almighty?
Think on that one word. Almighty. All Mighty. There is nothing He cannot do, there is no one who can come against Him and win and there is no one who loves you more. Trust Him. Practice everyday surrendering more and more to Him and watch as Jesus transforms your life.
Be still and dwell in Jesus abiding in His everlasting shadow.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.