Making Myself at Home

Making Myself at Home

Saturday, May 16

Read: Psalm 23

Continue. Remain. Dwell. Abide. All these words are synonymous with a way of being with God. The Message says it this way: “Make yourselves at home in my love” (John 15:9).

What comes to mind when you think of being at home? I think of comfy couches, a fireplace, a good book to get lost in, and free access to the fridge! But I also think of how that feels—there is freedom for me to rest, eat, laugh, cry, be messy, fall apart, and get dressed to the nines! I am free to bring my whole self into the space of home, just as I am.

Psalm 23 takes us on a journey of life and sets us down in this last verse: “And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Father, Good Shepherd, teach us to be free in your presence. Teach us to always listen for guidance, comfort, affirmation, correction, direction, grace, and joy—forever. Amen.

About the Author

A long-time member of Arvada Covenant Church, in Arvada, Colorado, Cheryl Meakins is executive director of Living Aspen, a nonprofit that helps women and men heal from abuse. She is also a spiritual director and is completing work on a Master of Divinity Degree and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration at North Park Theological Seminary.

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