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I will put my dwelling-place among you
(Leviticus 26:11; NIV).
1. May my flesh, Lord, be a tent,
Where you encamp in light.
Then I’ll spend all my days with you,
And rest with you at night.
2. May my mind, Lord, be a fort,
Where you establish peace.
Then I will pray, rejoice in you,
And worship without cease.
3. May my heart, Lord, be a home,
Where you outpour your love.
Then you will be my inner voice,
And help me to do good.
4. May my soul, Lord, be a shrine,
Where you preside, in grace.
Then you will be my Comforter,
And I your dwelling-place.
1. We know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself (2 Corinthians 5:1; NLT).
I have always moved from one place to another with a tent and a Tabernacle as my dwelling (2 Samuel 7:6; NLT).
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light (Micah 7:8; NLT).
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them (1 John 4:16; NIV).
2. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my saviour; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety (2 Samuel 22:2-3; NLT).
Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17; NIV).
Rejoice in the Lord (Psalm 32:11; NLT).
You must fear the Lord your God and worship him (Deuteronomy 10:20; NLT).
3. Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them” (John 14:23; NLT).
With the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows (Psalm 130:7; NLT).
After the fire [there came] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).
Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone (Galatians 6:10; NLT).
4. You are the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16; NLT).
Just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead (Romans 5:21; NLT).
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever (John 14:16; KJV).
I will comfort you (Isaiah 66:13; NKJV).
My dwelling-place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people (Ezekiel 37:27; NIV).
2 thoughts on “Your dwelling-place”
What can I say Ruth? There is so much riches in this beautiful poem, each line bearing fruit.
There is no greater assurance than the indwelling of the Triune God, through the waves of our life.
Such devotional gems are an encouragement each day, praise the Lord who guides each of us sister!
Hi, Alan, don’t thank me! Let’s both thank God for all he gives, both good and bad. Honestly, I feel so inadequate. Thinking of you. XXXXXX