I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
Ephesians 3:16–17

Is Christ at home in your life? If He were to walk around from room to room, would He see things that would make Him ill at ease? Would He see things that might cause Him to ask, “Why do you have that? What is that on the wall? What are these magazines? What is on your computer screen? What are you reading? What are you doing?”

The apostle Paul made an interesting statement to the believers at Ephesus. He said, “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him . . . ” (Ephesians 3:16–17). Why would Paul pray for Christ to dwell in the hearts of Christians? Doesn’t He dwell in the heart of every believer? Yes, He does. In Paul’s prayer, the word “dwell” has more meaning. From the original language, “dwell” could be translated, “settle down with finality, be at home in.” So Paul was saying, “My prayer for you Christians is that Christ may settle down and be at home in your heart with finality.”

It can be difficult to settle down and feel comfortable in some homes. Then there are other homes that feel comfortable the moment you walk in. We should live our lives in such a way that Jesus would be at home in every room of our hearts and where He would have the master key to every lock.

We should be able to say, “Lord, make yourself at home. Go where you want to go. Want to look in that closet? Look in that closet. Anywhere you want to go, it is all yours, because you are a permanent resident.”

Is Jesus settled down and at home in your heart? Have you fully accepted and invited Him in to fill your heart or is there no vancy in your house today? Remember my brothers and sisters, time is running out so hurry up, wake up and open your eyes to your hearts.

May the Lord be with you all and comfort your needs and soften your hearts.

Brother Jonathan

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  1. lexiconlover says:

    Christ is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He already sees into my home.

    I am sure He does not like the way I conduct my life. But I am equally as sure if he were here, physically……He would sit in my house and tell me how to get back on track. Christ befriended the sinners, the lepers, the prostitutes, the destitutes, the “un-touchables.” He reached out to those who were in pain, those who suffered to offer them hope. By the same token, he told them to turn away from sin.

    Building a bridge back to Christ can be a long one, depending on how far off the pier one has tread~

    • brojonspann says:

      Amen! It amazes me how when you read the Gospel’s… the Pharisee’s where so upset at Jesus for spending all His time with sinners. Yet, it was and is by His examply and devotion we find grace. Good word Lexiconlover.

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