“God’s a safe house…the moment you arrive you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 9.9
Moments of being safe, really safe, bring a flood of memories. Home, good friends, and amazing experiences all blend together into a sense of comfort, peace, and assurance.
Initially I only felt safe at “home.” Home was never a building. I grew up in a family on the move every few years. Home has always been the place where family gathered in safety. Over time, my family grew to include Cherry, Carli, Whitney, and a circle of friends. Even in times of turmoil I know I am safe at home.
Today moments of safety bring a new experience, dialogue and change. Today I found myself in two safe places.
I just came home to find myself leaving again. The morning conversations with each family member expressed different colors of love, care, concern, and interest in the day to day stuff of life. Today we shared our life walk together and I am different because of the experience.
Lunch became another life changing experience. A good friend, great food, and safety became triggers for a fresh dialogue and inner change.
The formula is simple. Being safe allows one to be open. Open people share honest dialogue. True dialogue touches one’s soul to create change.
This is what God wants our relationships to be. People learning from others. People sharing the issues and challenges in life. People respecting and nurturing another’s walk.
We don’t have to stop here. We can extend the formula to our relationship with God.
Knowing how God views us allows us to be safe in our relationship with God. Knowing that we are safe in God creates the ability for us to be open and honest. Being open and honest with God provides the foundation for a true dialogue. Having a dialogue with God gives God the opportunity to touch our souls. When God touches your soul you are different and people know the difference.
You are different because of your God relationship. I know; I saw it.