God Provides Homes

7th DECEMBER 2021

Christ for Youth International

“God provides homes for those who are deserted. He leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a scorched land.” [Psalms‬ ‭68:6‬ ‭CSB‬‬]

Have you ever questioned why you need to be among a circle of people who look into everything you do? Basically, having a father who has to say yes before you stepped out of the house or a mother who gets to decide what you had to eat or siblings who troubled you all day. Maybe your situation might not be as mentioned here, but the idea is, do situations make you question the need for a family? Family is an essential part of our journey on earth, thus it is a gift we are indebted to God for.

When David said that God provides homes for those who are deserted, He meant that God has given us a place of solace to run to. A place away from the chaos and misleadings of this world. And for us as believers, we have a fellowship of disciples who share the same faith and are ready to encourage us in order that we shall know there is hope for each one of us. The difference between our fellowship and that of the world is that the strength of our fellowship comes from the Lord.

Do you know that the sin that easily besets us, the many times we have succumbed to the flesh at the expense of the spirit, can be avoided when we stay connected to the family God has placed us in? That is because you will have people who will pray with you and hold you accountable. It may seem like a distraction at first, but you grow to live it out when you understand the importance of it. Indeed, Jesus delivers those who are bound with chains. Chains of addiction are broken with the blessing of your spiritual family.

“He gives justice to the poor and food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free” Psalm‬ ‭146:7‬. A prisoner is one who lives an isolated self-centred life, bound by their sin, and paying for the recompense. The evidence of Psalms 146:7, the deliverance of the LORD, has made each one of us as strong as we are today to share our salvation stories. A home is a place of solace, where we run to when the day is over and the night comes. It is beyond the four walls that surround us and the decorations we have put up. It is the place God has prepared for our rest, so let us remember that we have a home in Christ.

Father, thank You for taking me from that place of loneliness into such a beautiful family. Teach me how to cherish it and make me a vessel that shows the world the difference a family can make.

Further Reading: Psalms 107:14 / Psalms 69:33

Prophetic Declaration: Psalms 91

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