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Friday, October 24, 2014

Christ Making Home in Our Hearts

A couple weeks ago I posted that I Need a Home. As I contemplated the need I soon realized that actually God is my home thus I must be firstly anchored in Him. Since then I had many conversations, considerations, fellowships with the Lord and with a few of my companions.

One of my conversations involved Ephesians 3:17, "That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith..." It suddenly dawned on me that I felt the most restful in the Lord when I allowed Him to come and settle down in my heart.

I think we all know how complicated our human hearts are with the many compartments and secret chambers. There are multiple doors! And the Lord continues to knock on the deeper doors asking our permission to let Him in until our whole heart opens to Him.

These days I've been trying so hard to read my Bible for at least 30 minutes everyday. I would muster up strength to be faithful yet oftentimes I fail so I would get frustrated with myself... and everything else. The Lord nudges me gently, "Let Me come into your Bible reading. Let Me read with you. Let Me in. What about putting down your iPhone and get away from your laptop right now, and talk to Me as you read?"

Every morning I also struggle to wake up to spend time with Him. Believe it or not, my first sentence of the day has always been "Lord, help me I want to sleep more! Can You please live today in place of me?" So the Lord touched me and knocked on this door with a huge sign that reads "My sleeping time." I told Him, "Fine, Lord. You can come in and adjust my sleeping time so I can wake up earlier the next morning."