Blog 60 / Our High Calling

No Place Like Home

            “How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord.”
(Psalm 84:1/2 NIV)

 Praying for the salvation of unreached people groups is an important part of GRN’s work. God has a wonderful plan and destiny for all peoples. Most just don’t know it yet. That is why we pray for them.

One such blessing that is theirs in Christ is found in Psalm 90:1 – “The Lord has been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” The New Living Translation puts it this way: “You have been our home.” To view the Lord as our home is a precious picture of our life in Christ.

Home is a shelter where we can retreat from the world and be protected and secure. It is a place where we can clean up, unwind, relax, rest and be fed. It is a place for loving relationships, a place where we have our closest support structure, a place where we are accepted and can be ourselves.

What we have in the physical arena is mirrored in the spiritual as we have all these things in God. He is our shelter, our refuge, He feeds us, and allows us to be ourselves with Him. He cleans us up and is our most intimate Friend. Truly He is our dwelling place—the One in whom we can rest and abide.

At GRN, we, along with the Church, are called to go to those who are spiritually homeless – people who do not know that God longs to be their dwelling place. The Meyor of India, the Corubo of Brazil, the Raute of Nepal and countless others still need to discover how lovely God’s dwelling place is. What a surprise when they learn that, not only is God to be their dwelling place now, but He is preparing a mansion for them in Heaven too!

As we pray for the lost, let us ask for them to have such a hunger and longing for God that they would feel deep homesickness for the courts of the Lord. Until all have heard the Good News, may we continue to pray and go and seek out the spiritually homeless to let them know that, in Christ, there is no place like home!



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1