Home. Just the word makes me think of homes that I have loved. Homes I have made, homes my family has made, homes of dear friends that I have been welcomed into and treated as though I belonged! Homes in warm climates, homes that have snow! Homes on one continent and homes on a different continent. Where do you make your home?
Did you know that the Lord desires to make His home in us? It starts with our relationship with Him.
Prayer is conversation that nourishes our relationship with the Lord.
We talk to the Lord to connect with Him. Our relationship with the Lord will grow cold, if all we are doing is praying a long list of requests. It’s easy to do – there are so many needs in our own lives, in the lives of the people we love and those we are ministering to. Our world is full of brokenness and every day we encounter more. We want to run to the Lord and tell Him all of the things on our hearts. And He wants us to. But along with the requests, He wants our hearts. He wants our hearts grounded in Him, grounded in Scripture, He wants to listen to the grief we hold for the brokenness, He wants to comfort our hearts with His Word. In the context of our broken grief, our longing for heaven, and our desire for all things to be made new – He wants our hearts to rest in Him. He will accomplish His purposes in His world. He listens to us. He wants us to abide in Him. The dictionary tells us that abide means to remain, to continue, to stay; to have one’s abode, to dwell, to reside; and to continue in a particular relationship. John 15:4 (msg) says “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. ”
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