Topic: At Home in Your Heart [August 12, 2016]
May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! - Ephesians 3:17
If you are born again Jesus dwells on the inside of you through the power of the Holy Spirit. Your inner life—your attitudes, thoughts, and emotions—is holy ground where the Spirit of God wants to make His home. This inner life is of more serious interest to God than your outer life.
If you want to be a comfortable home for God, you must give up grumbling, complaining, faultfinding, and murmuring. The Bible says God inhabits the praises of His people (see Psalm 22:3). He is comfortable in the midst of your praises. You need to wake up every morning and say, "Oh, good morning Jesus. I want You to be comfortable in me today. Praise You, Father. I love You, Lord." And you need to go to bed every night and say, "Thank You for all the good things You've done today and will be doing tomorrow." Before you do anything else, invite Jesus to make Himself at home in your heart.