Making Ourselves at Home

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20)

Keeping house

God is so gentle and ever-present. One thing I tend to forget and overlook is the reality of His presence everywhere because of the Holy Spirit. He is present in the slightest detail if you know how and where to look. But this is just the outside. What about inside? In the furthest chambers of the heart, He dwells. He has made Himself at home because of your having accepted Jesus. All the fear, all the dust and decay of everything that came before that has effectively been swept out and replaced with the risen Christ. Think about this. Wrap your mind around it. Because it's true.

"Therefore if any[one] be in Christ, [they] are a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

"Abide in me, and I in you..." (John 15:4)

Humble abiding

"He that abideth in me, and I in him..." (John 15:5)

Abiding in Jesus is the most worthwhile endeavor we could practice. My experience is that all it takes is a dialing down to simplicity regarding my affairs and my worries and wants. There's a simple power that comes from realizing the completion of His work on the Cross. Meditating upon His atoning death is something that can never be exhausted, never be worn threadbare. Life will wear you out and deplete your reasoning capability before long. I find that as I go on living, mistakes and all, my need to continue to look to Him for stability and clarity and peace only increases. But I read about how this is the whole point of existence here on earth and yet somehow this is something for which I am unprepared? When this is the corner into which the Lord allows me to be pushed? Inconceivable! The Lord reminds me of His presence and therefore His love through a thousand different ways, a mere handful of which is all it takes to arrest my attention back to Him should I run aground. He has truly made Himself at home in my heart. It's the whole "sup with Him" that is where these lines of thought dwell. Where I'm reminded of these simple tentpole truths. He loves me. He has created then recreated me. He has paid before the Father for all my mistakes and sins and shortcomings. And all He wants to do is sit down and relax have me do the same.

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)

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