DWELL IN THE RIGHT PLACE

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“How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord of Armies.  I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.”  Psalm 84:1-2 CSB

If you’re going to soak up positive energy, it has to be from the right source in the right place.  The source for the best positive energy will always be God. The best place is where ever He is, which thankfully is everywhere.  God can be found anywhere if you just look for Him.

I was studying for my class when I came upon this sermon illustration from Chuck Swindoll, a renowned pastor:

It was after WWII had ended.  There were a lot of orphans in the streets of London.  An American soldier, driving a jeep, rounded a corner to see a young orphan boy with his nose pressed against the window of the shop.  The soldier realized it was a bakery, feeling compassion for the boy, he stopped his jeep. He went inside and bought a dozen donuts, then walked out and promptly handed them to the boy.  As he turned to leave, the boy tugged on his jacket. He turned around to hear the boy ask, “Mister…are you God?”

This touching story reminds us that we are  God in the flesh to others. We can soak up positive energy from the people we surround ourselves with each day.  Or it can be negative if you surround yourself with negative people. Ideally, you have both in your life. Those from whom you soak up energy and those whom you give energy too.  It can be the same person at different stages of life. There are times when my husband is where I get my positive energy from and other times when he needs it from me. We are God’s image bearers:

“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 NIV

If we’re going to soak up positive vibes from God, one way we do that is through His people.  People who are God in the flesh to us. People, who like you are seeking after God, trying to know Him better, building a relationship with Him that will put them on a firm foundation.  You can’t help but overflow God to others when you’re seeking Him yourself. When we are bearing God’s image, we notice others in need. When we are bearing God’s image, we’ll stop what we’re doing to buy the donuts

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