"Where Will My Resting Place Be?"

Isaiah 66:1

This is what the Lord says:

"Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool.

Where is the house you will build for me?

Where will my resting place be?"



Iíve been thinking about how the way my children feel affects my emotions. When they are struggling under pressure, disappointed or upset, I feel it deeply. When they are free, happy and anticipating, I feel that deeply, too.

Father, You have chosen to feel emotion in relation to us, Your children. I believe, as Your child, I can do things that affect Your emotions. If I am downcast, struggling and overwhelmed, You hurt for me. If I am hopeful, peaceful and joyful, You are pleased for me and with me.

Just as the Shunammite woman and her husband prepared a room for Elisha to stay in when he passed their way (II Kings 4:8-10), I want the room of my heart to be prepared for You. I want it to be restful, comfortable, welcoming. I want You to want to come here. I don't want You to always find gloom and tension here that will disrupt Your stay. May my heart be Your resting place.