My Heart — Your Dwelling Place

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David built houses for himself in the city of David. And he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.  1 Chronicles 15:1



a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance):—covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent

I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar.   Aaron also and his sons I will consecrate to serve Me as priests.  Exodus 29:44

As the Israelites sojourned from place to place, they would pitch their tents where God called them to do so, and folded the tents when God called them to move on.

And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.  Exodus 25:8

While the Israelites were traveling, God had, as His dwelling place, a tabernacle in a physical tent that could be picked up and moved with the Children of God.  We, too, live in spiritual tents as we journey in this place.

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.   2 Corinthians 5:1

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And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:6

As I travel the highway of holiness, growing closer to God, I know that my days are numbered.  I know not how many, yet I know that one day I shall be with my Maker.  I see many signs of aging such as my gray and white hair, walking more slowly and limping at times.  I have limitations now that I did not have when I was 20, 30, even 40.  For the time remaining in my life, I walk with my LORD, staking my tent where He says, packing it up as He directs, to carry along as I go.  I am a stranger on this earth, a sojourner here until God’s time for me comes.

We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace..  1 Chronicles 29:15

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My heart is a tabernacle for the LORD.  My life is His.  I live for Him as He lives in me.

Father God, You call me to You as we walk this way together.  I pray that I am most willing to follow You, taking up my cross daily, picking up and stretching out this tent each day.  May my heart truly be the tabernacle of Your Spirit, physically as well as spiritually, Father.  The precious thought that Your Spirit lives right in my heart delivers such love and joy to me!  No matter what the circumstances of my life look like from moment to moment of each day, I know that I am Yours and that I am not a stranger to You.  I have been known by You since before I was born, since before this earth came into existence.  Oh, that You created me and have made me Yours.  How joyous I feel all over!  The order of my days is in Your hands.  I pray that I am obedient to You.  You called me to be a citizen in Heaven with You.  So, as I walk the remainder of my days on this earth, I have Your Kingdom to look forward to, my Sweet LORD.  I pray in the Name of Jesus.  Amen and Amen. 


Bleeding Heart Photo (graphics by me):

Painted Heart (graphics by me): by Michal Boubin @–symbol-of-love-michal-boubin.jpg

Psalm 27:8 photo: by Lana G @


18 thoughts on “My Heart — Your Dwelling Place

  1. what a wonderful and emotional meditation. i am extremely grateful that the Lord has made it possible for all who love and obey him as his dwelling home.


  2. My heart is a tabernacle and I live for Him as He lives in me!!! Love this Linda- I like the way you said it. So very encouraging and a great reminder for us all. Blessings and thanks so much for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. It has been a crazy week, sorry for the delay in getting to visit you. 🙂


  3. Amen….on the highway to holiness. ..
    May God sustain us on the journey.
    Thank you for bringing our hearts back to the place of holiness….and reminding us that we are but strangers and pilgrims on earth.
    God bless
    How are you Linda?


  4. “My heart is a tabernacle for the Lord.” That’s beautiful, Linda. Trying to travel that “highway to holiness,” too and so thankful that He’s walking alongside us and providing shelter for us. Thanks for these calming words today, Linda. ((hug))


  5. I do love this image of pitching our tents, and teaching out of I Peter these days, I’m blessed by your post because we truly are elect aliens and sojourners. May we never allow our hearts to become ensnared in this foreign land.


  6. These are wonderful thoughts to ponder tonight. It’s so good to remember this: “We, too, live in spiritual tents as we journey in this place.” We are sojourners, traveling with Him on our way to our true Home with Him. What a gift of peace He brings as we keep our minds focused on those thoughts! –Blessings to you!


  7. Life is so fragile and we never know when we will be called heavenward. Just knowing we have an eternal home close to the bosom of the Father is so very comforting. Lovely devotion today, Linda. Blessings on your week!


  8. What a lovely meditation. I relate so well. I’ve collected turtles all my life – the shell being the sign of being at home wherever I am. I am extremely eternally grateful that My Lord and Savior has chosen to dwell within me. When He calls, I hope I respond. Living in community with other Senior Adults gives me multiple ways to serve Him in them.

    “Georgia is off the move list for now” you wrote. Sad to hear that, but definitely want you to follow Our Lord’s leading. If we don’t have a reunion on earth, we’ll celebrate and praise God forever in Heaven one day.


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