“Home is where God is. He is inside you, so home is wherever you go.”
It’s a process to make a house, a home. John and I are still in the beginning stages of turning our Wichita house into a home. Numerous boxes are unpacked, but we have many more to go. Pictures need to be hung. Furniture needs to be chosen and arranged. Smells from traditional holiday baking need to be inhaled. And family and friends need to visit, in order to deem this new place, Home Sweet Home.
I’m thankful for my daughter’s reminder in a recent note, that Home is where God is. It’s the Presence of God, no matter where we live, whether Wichita or Omaha, that becomes our home. When I find my home in God, then my stability, nourishment, and all that I need to thrive, will also be found in Him. It’s from this platform that all other life will spring.
One of the churches we’ve visited in Wichita, has a sign outside, above the entrance that says, Welcome Home. I can only imagine the Holy Spirit whispering those words each time I go to Him in prayer, spend time in His Word, and listen to His voice. Welcome home, my daughter.
Just as many of us go home for the holidays, I wonder if some of you reading this post, haven’t found your home in God. Jesus said in John 14:23, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”
Others in this audience, may have had situations that have separated you from your true home in God, and you need to return home. No matter what happened in your past, or what struggles you may be going through today, now that I’m a Kansas gal, I agree with Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz, There’s no place like home. It’s especially true when you find your home in God. Go home to Him today.
“But the more I read the Bible and the more I get to know Jesus, the more I realize that this life-even with all its quirks and turns and tragedies-is meant to be amazing. Not because circumstances are always perfect, but because our souls have found their homes in God.”
Have you found your home in God?
Do you need to return to Him? It’s never too late!