Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dwelling and Abiding

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1

What a precious week-end we shared together at the Women's Retreat! The Lord was so evidently present with us.

We learned that dwelling with Him means that we make our home with Him. We don't just pop in and out from time to time when we need something--we actually live there! When we live with someone we get to know who they really are. God wants us to get to know who He really is.

We also learned that abiding means that we stay even when we feel like running away. When we are committed to abiding in Him, we actually give Him the opportunity to prove Himself to us. Oh, how He wants to prove His love and faithfulness to us.

If you are a mother who has ever been separated from a child, you know how your heart breaks and longs to hold that child and pull them close to you. Our loving Father is no different. He longs for us to dwell and abide with Him--to live and to stay with Him no matter what happens.

Thank you ladies of HCF for the unconditional love you have for each other and for me. Thank you again for the beautifully engraved jewelry box you gave me. I am blessed to be a part of you.

God is faithful!

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