Divine Bread/Living Water: Promise and PossibilityApril 20, 2017
Divine Bread/Living Water: Give Us this DayApril 26, 2017
1 Corinthians 6:19 GNTD:
Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God;
od's house is not brick and mortar or wood and paint; God's house is flesh, blood, and spirit and He desires it to be a place made fit for a king. We must be willing to cooperate with God's Spirit as He takes us through the process of redecorating His home. We must be willing to refrain from taking into our eyes and ears and minds those things which are coarse and degrading that the world may think of as humorous and titillating. The books, magazines, TV shows, movies, and conversation that the world engages in can have a demeaning effect on the Master of our house. It should have a sobering effect on us. If we stifle God's Spirit by the condition we leave His house in, we will experience more turmoil and less peace in our inner being.
The King of creation has come to dwell in us, and when we invite Him in, He enters as a guest but desires to become Master of our house. We may initially make a concerted effort to tidy up the living room and the guest room. As His stay in us lengthens, we find He begins to notice our messy basement, our hidden closets and our junk drawers. He lovingly presses us to clean up every corner of His dwelling, discarding the junk and the trash. We may view ourselves as a framed hut, but Jesus desires a palace to dwell in. Our heart's desire should be to attend constantly to the state of His dwelling. After all, He will be staying for a long, long time (forever).
Excerpts from Fit for a King,
pages 27-28, Chosen, Forgiven and Loved
Prayer for the Day
Thank You Jesus, my King, that You have come to dwell in me. Make me always attentive to Your desire to dwell in a place fit for Your glory. Strengthen me to open every door and every space of myself and allow You to direct my renovation. Help me to haul out the old junk and avoid bringing in things that might grieve You. May I become a palace of peace that others can easily see is a place where You dwell. For You alone are worthy to receive honor and glory both now and forever, Amen.