The place, O Lord, You have made for Your dwelling [among them], –(Exodus 15:17)
He wants to make a dwelling among them. He wants to dwell among His people, not so that he can control them and make them follow His rules. Its because He knows that we need Him to be able to stand against all that the enemy will bring against us. If He just leaves us alone, we would be consumed by the enemy. Its only He who can defend and deliver and fight for us as He delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians through the red-sea in a miraculous way. He fought for them, so that they can be free. He can do that for us only if we allow Him to dwell with us.
It grieves His heart to know that we tend to want to go independent of Him and want to live our own life, not realizing that there is an enemy of our soul waiting to attack us and we are not strong enough to fight him on our own. That’s the reason God wants to be with us and dwell with us so that He can fight for us and defend us.
In the Old Covenant He wanted the Israelites to make a physical temple for Him to dwell among them, in the New Covenant, He comes and dwells in our born again spirit. Holy Spirit living in our spirit is our protection and guidance and wisdom. All those you are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. He dwells in us, His Spirit and His Word abides in us and fights for us. Let the Spirit pray for us in tongues and win the battle for us.
Allow Him to dwell with you and guide you in safety and abundance. He is our loving Father. The Lord is always wanting to fight for you and let you rest, just like a good father would protect and fight for His son or daughter.