Feeling safe and secure in your own home is one of the biggest privileges we can have. It is that knowledge that no matter what – your mom, your dad they will protect you. That is something that we must treasure and never take for granted.
A few years ago, I was challenge with this – if our church is our Father’s house, our haven or if every born-again child of God are my family….why do we sometimes feel so vulnerable, like an open target the moment we walk into a group of Christians? Kind of like an outsider in your own family?
I know that we are the church and not the building as such….and I know that the building is not the Lord’s physical house, the thought just popped into my mind. If this is my Father’s house, why don’t I feel safe?
Obviously, there are different reasons for different people and I cannot make a general rule on this, I am just telling my experience. What I realized is that for a time in my life what people said and how they reacted influenced my knowledge of the Father. What a disastrous! Straightforward – the opinions of man was more important than the truth of the Word of God.
Psalm 46: 1 God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble And Psalm 57:1…”..for in you I take refuge.”