There’s Nothing Like Home

Day 5: Thanksgiving Challenge

There’s nothing like home! This statement has so many wonderful meanings intertwined within it, but today we will focus on its meaning of shelter. Having a home to live in, a shelter or a place to retreat at the end of the night is definitely high on the list of thanks. Having the capability to come each night, eat dinner at your table, and sleep in your bed, especially on those rainy, snowy cold days is a true gift from God.

Today, on Day 5, let’s give thanks for our homes. Some of us have may have large estates, others smaller lake houses, or studio apartments, but whatever type of house we have, be thankful that we have a place to call home. A place that you can plop on the couch by the fire, after a busy day. A place that you can take a hot shower, after a cold day of working outside. A place that you can sit and enjoy the calm of the day, or a place that you may share stories with your loved ones, (if you live with your family). Think about this for a moment, in NYC alone, there are over 80,000 homeless people, either living in a box, a street bench or shelter. In California there are over 150,000, experiencing this same homeless living. They are getting their food from crumbs on the street, garbage cans and hopefully generous strangers, like you. Many do not know where they will get their next shower, or their next bed. So this morning be ever so thankful for your house, your shelter and your place to call home, on earth. Remember, we as Christians know, that in heaven God has built us many mansions, if we follow His word – and that is the ultimate shelter. So, let’s reflect on what God says about shelter and helping those who need it…

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Isaiah 32:18

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:17

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 27:5

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:8

For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.

Deuteronomy 15:11

Enjoy your day and give many thanks for your blessings! Thank God for providing us shelter, and being our shelter – always. #GodIsGood

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2 responses to “There’s Nothing Like Home”

  1. Janet Ryan Avatar
    Janet Ryan

    Put these all in a book!

    Janet Ryan SpectraSpray Global 973-417-7994



  2. henhouselady Avatar

    I am grateful for the dwelling God has provided for me. If you knew the story, you would know the Lord truly did provide. It is a pink house in the middle of the hood. We have been here for thirty years now. My husband pastors a church on the corner that was once the worst bar in town. We were also able to buy the apartment house next door. It has some issues and is empty now, but still, it has allowed us to family members in the past. We are blessed beyond measure.

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