Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalms 91:1 NLT
When we walk in intimate fellowship with God we find refuge in His presence. This reminds me of the marriage relationship. A woman is supposed to have the protective covering of her husband. When a man has godly character, his wife can safely trust his authority. When the wife is a godly woman her husband is complimented by her character. Together, they can walk in a safe and secure relationship. This provides a haven of love, joy, peace, and all things that foster a healthy home. In that home is purpose, provision, promotion, instruction, correction, direction, and a place to belong. When we have this kind of relationship in marriage, it makes home a safe place to land. Once we arrive home and we are safe inside, we feel secure. There we communicate and interact as family. There we develop character. There we prepare to live in the world around us.The same is true in our relationship with God! God is the groom and we (the church) are His bride! His character is absolute Holiness. When we submit to, and walk in union with, Him we honor His character and dwell beneath His sheltering righteousness! We experience a robust and healthy intimacy that takes us into a place where we find absolute satisfaction. In His shadow (image) we find rest. There we find refuge, safety, and security. There we have purpose, provision, promotion, instruction, correction, direction, and a place to belong. There we enjoy family. There we develop character. There we prepare to live in this world. There is something very foundational and essential to an intimate relationship with God!!
Rev. Curtis Norris