Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Key

Last time we talked about Moses’ unique perspective when it came to leading God’s people for over forty years.  Remember when Joshua and Caleb had come back from spying out the land? They were ready to take possession of what God had promised them. However, those two stood alone with Moses. Because of the people’s lack of trust in their Redeemer, they were told they would never enter the promised land and would die in the wilderness.
Did you know that was around 600,000 people?  Now that is over a half a million people.  In order for all the them to die in the 40 years of wandering there had to be one funeral every 20 minutes each and every day around the clock, 24/7!  It had to be a constant reminder having one funeral every twenty minutes, can you imagine?
After all that death and destruction Moses stands on the top of the mountain and says this…
 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”
Psalms 90:1-3 (ESV)
Moses starts with the most important thing for all to remember. God, it is you and you alone who are our dwelling place.  There is no where else to go my friend.  He is our dwelling place if we let Him in.  So many times God is not our dwelling place.  We keep our feet, our hearts, our eyes, ears and mouths planted in this world.
Moses understood the key to life.  This world is NOT our home. Why we do we live as if this is it? Why do we scratch and claw our way through life when our dwelling place is in the LORD and not the earth?
Imagine what would change in our life if we not only understood that foundation but lived it? How would we spend our time? How would we be raising our children? Would we stay firmly planted in his WORD everyday single day.  Only a prayer away from the heart of God?
In the past few years in particular I have paid very close attention to this subject.  With my husband losing his ability to work and to minister to others I have been reminded once again that we strive for a heavenly home and not this tent.
Our Heavenly Dwelling
1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. 4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
2 Cor 5:1-5 (ESV)
Are you and I “groaning” for this earthly tent or are we “groaning” for our eternal home? One not made with hands, a gift from God our Father?  Think about it, won’t you?
In Christ Alone.

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