Day 1228: Today is the second devotional on the booklet, My Heart Christ’s Home! (See yesterday’s if you missed it!)
Scripture: (Paul continues to pray) that Christ will be more and more at home in my heart as I trust in Him, and that my spiritual roots would grow deep into God’s marvelous love! Ephesians 3:17
Thoughts/questions: The fourth room in our heart is the workroom where Jesus considers our gifts and talents and asks, “Is this all you are doing for others in your Christian life?” He then comes behind us and places His great, strong hands over ours, and controlling the tools with His skilled fingers, He begins to work through us! Do not become discouraged because you cannot do much for God. Your ability is not the fundamental condition. Give your talents and gifts to God, and He will do things with them that will surprise you..
Then Jesus asked to see the recreation room where we have our associations, friendships, activities and amusements. Some of these Jesus might not enjoy or approve of, so we would not be comfortable with Him being there. However, we may come to a point where we say, “Lord, I have learned my lesson. I can’t have a good time without You. From now on we will do everything together.”
Finally, the closet! We may have one or two little personal things that we do not want anyone to know about and certainly don’t want Christ to see. They are dead and rotting things left over from the old life. And yet we love some of them. Jesus states that He can’t reside in our home with this stinking, rotting smell, so we need to give Him the key to this room so that He can clean it out completely!
After cleaning one room yet messing up another at the same time, we need to drop to our knees and say this suggested prayer, “Lord, You have been a guest and I have been the host. From now on I am going to be the servant. You are going to be the Owner and Master and Lord.”
Then it truly will be, My Heart Christ’s Home!!!
Memory Verse for Ephesians 3: So that I may know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, and that I may be filled up to all the fullness of God! Ephesians 3:19