Dwelling Places: Where should we build?

Different Kinds of Dwelling Places.

Some dwelling places are peaceful, others are not. Some have been destroyed, others untouched. Is it random or by design? Chaos or rules? Somewhere a butterfly flaps its wings setting off a chain reaction that stirs the waters of the deep. Is there a purpose or is it by chance?  Answers to these questions are critical for those seeking peaceful dwelling places.

We Build Our Own Dwelling Places.

Here are some things I have found to be true in regards to this dwelling place. There is a grand design expanding far beyond our sight. Order has been establish through natural and spiritual laws. The butterfly fulfills the purposes of its Creator, but man destroys God’s creation.  And these are facts understood by anyone that is not deceived by self or demons.

If you know this to be true it makes perfect sense to listen to the Creator. He tells us how and where to build. He has established a firm foundation for us to build our dwelling places. Not the shifting sands valued by the world. The smallest disturbances can bring  unstable houses down.  No, not that. God gave us His Son, Jesus, the Rock to build upon. He designed a life for us to realize as we follow His spiritual advice. Yes, I said advice.

I have lived long enough to know there are all kinds of Christians. Some have lives wracked by consequences for not following godly advice.  The Father’s gift is eternal life, Jesus offers abundant life if we listen and believe.

Building Spiritual Dwelling Places.

Our bodies go from place to place and so do our minds. As Christians, recognize that  God’s design for you is to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2), from “glory to glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18). We have been given “the mind of Christ” to follow. (2 Corinthians 2:16)

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8)