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Psalm 139 says,

You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways… Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea [even New York City], even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. — Psalm 139:1-3, Psalm 139:7-10

Wow. Can you imagine? God searches for us. He seeks us out and finds us. In fact, the Trinity embodied this very concept in the person of Jesus. He came on a search and rescue mission; He came to make His home with us, to be with us. What does He say of home for those who live into His mission, who confess and believe in Him? Jesus told His disciples,

Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and make Our home with them. — John 14:23

As we follow Christ and confess the truth that He is our home, He makes His home in us. He leads us into our true home, a place of union with Him. What a promise.

I could run from city to city, apartment to apartment, opportunity to opportunity looking for home. A house or apartment is a sign of provision, but the only home that will keep me is Jesus, safe in His arms. He is always there, even if just beyond my sight like the stars over the skyline. He is in my coming and going, in my lying down and my going out. He’ll make home with me, whether I am in Nashville, Manhattan, or Timbuktu. Wherever I make my bed, He’ll be there.

This is the beauty of our God. He is our home.

Excerpted with permission from You Are Free by Rekebah Lyons, copyright Rebekah Lyons.

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Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and Founder of Q Women.She is the mother of three, wife of one and a dog walker of two living in Nashville. Rebekah is an old soul with a contemporary, honest voice who puts a new face on the struggles women face as they seek to live a life of meaning. Through emotive writing and speaking, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety, depression, and consumer impulses - challenging women to discover and boldly pursue the calling God has for them.Alongside her husband, Gabe, Rebekah serves as cofounder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage culture. Her favorite pastime is spent with her nose in a book and a discriminating cup of coffee in hand.

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