What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!  I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive! Psalm 84:1-2 (MSG)

I’m a big fan of television programmes about building houses, improving houses and moving houses! I enjoy getting ideas for my own home – even if I don’t often put them into practice! Many of us love to dream and plan about what improvements we would make to our homes if we had the wherewithal to do them.

God has much bigger plans for us than simply improving our physical surroundings.  The ‘house’ He has prepared for us is a perfect, untarnished relationship with Him where we can worship Him unhindered, revelling in His love for us and with no barriers or obstacles between us and Him.  The miracle is that it’s possible for us to live there right now! In the centre of our circumstances – positive or negative, encouraging or challenging, straightforward or complex.

This morning as you think about the day ahead – remind yourself that you’re in God’s house right now – and it’s all good!