Where Does God Live?
“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’”
The Lord is Holy. The Lord inhabits eternity. Yet He dwells with any person possessing a humble and contrite spirit. This is where He chooses to live.
He doesn’t leave the humble or contrite person in that condition, however; He revives the spirit of the humble, and He revives the heart of the contrite.
He nourishes up, He preserves, He makes alive, He quickens, He recovers, He repairs, He restores to life, He revives—He makes their spirits and hearts whole.
I have to confess to Him that I often don’t know how to humble myself. It ought to be easy for me, but it’s not. I often forget the need I have to admit the needs I have. I must admit even this to God … with sorrow.
The idea and reality of a humble God is incredible to me. He humbles Himself to live with humble and broken people.
That’s the man I want to be, and it’s the man I need to be.
“Father, I come to You as a needy man. I wish I could tell You that I always remember Your infinite greatness, and how small and weak I really am. But I don’t always remember. I come to You in weakness, not in strength. I come to Your throne of grace to obtain Your mercy. Thank You for your everlasting patience with me, Father. Thank You for your commitment to work in me to will and do Your good pleasure. Thank You for being willing to live with me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”