"My Father's House"
Day Sixteen: Psalm 36:8 "They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house. And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures." (NKJV)
As a child, I remember going to church hearing the saints sing devotional songs such as, "Come and go with me to my Father's House, there is Joy, Joy Joy!" And there's several other verses of that particular song that describe what the believer will experience in the Father's House. Most Christians are somewhat familiar with our "Father's House." When Mary and Joseph finally found their 12 year old son, Jesus, after seeking for three days, they found him in the temple. He said to them in so many words, "Didn't you know that I would be about my Father's business in my Father's House?" Or perhaps you remember in the fourteen chapter of the Gospel of John when Jesus was preparing his disciples for His departure. He assured them, "In my Father's House there are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you so." Now here in the 36th Psalm, the writer is speaking about the fullness or the fatness of the Father's House. Our key "take away" from these verses is that our Father's House is not only in Heaven, nor is it limited to the church facility where we worship, but our Father's house is that spiritual residence where we have established our residency. It's the place of our identification with our Father. It the place of privilege and blessing as we spend time in His presence.
Whatever you need from God, the Good News is that it's in the House! As a matter of fact the Psalmist says that we are "abundantly satisfied with the fullness or the fatness of His House" which means He has a never ending supply or storehouse that we have access to as His children! It's ALL in His House, not my house, your house, the White House, the State House, the Court House, the School House, the Crack House, or even the Church House--but rather, Our Father's House! However, I caution you, don't just visit His House or stop by every now and then--establish a permanent residency by dwelling with Him on a daily basis!
Father, we glorify you this day just for who You are! If You never do anything else, we declare You've already done enough, in that you sent your Son Jesus who died on the cross for our sins and rose to defeat death, hell, and the grave! We acknowledge that it's in You that we live, move, and have our very being! Thank You for making us citizens of Your Kingdom, current and permanent residents of Your House with all of the privileges and blessings, and responsiblities that are related thereto.
We thank You Father, for every spiritual blessing in Heavenly places that belongs to us in Your name, Lord Jesus we pray! We declare that it is so, and so it shall be, Amen!