Day Three Devotional 
with Pastor Steve Haines

A Habitation for Him

Ephesians 2:19-22

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.


As we meditate more on building a house where God inhabits as well as becoming a people with whom God dwells, I am reminded of David. A shepherd boy, first and foremost. Before being a warrior, the king's musician, a valiant leader or the King of Israel, he was a worshiper. 


I am sure that on many occasions he was bored, on many occasions he was lonely, just sitting in the wilderness with the sheep. But could it be that it was in that place that he learnt how to connect with the heart of God, setting the foundation for the rest of his life. 


Too often we want to miss the steps. We want to jump to the place of being known, of being recognized for the giants we have slain, but we haven't gone through the character building process of making God your everything. 


For some of us, we are in that place of being separated, set aside, overlooked. Lets face it, his father and brothers didn't even invite him to come and be part of the ceremony that Samuel was doing. Talk about inner wounds. But David did not despise that season, because God was in it. God was forging something in him. A deep hunger for Him. 


As we fast this week, I don't know what stage/season of life you are in. You may find yourself in the midst of Goliath sized battles, or maybe you are in a place of being overlooked. Whatever place you are in, dig the well of His Presence in your life, make your life a Habitation for Him. Your walk with Him is built upon the foundation of your daily time with Him.


Activation: How is your personal devotional time with the Lord doing? How are you going to develop it?