Each of these becomes a dwelling place for things we put into our daily lives.
The word habitat means a place where things live and grow. In order for each of us to make our hearts an habitat for the Lord. Wemust empty out, so He can fill us with His Spirit.
The more we empty out of our minds, out of our time, out of our thoughts, we are creating room for Him. He can not dwell where there is no room for Him to fill. Remember when Joseph and Mary came to the Inn and there was NO room in the Inn, why? It was filled to capacity.
This is what Christ is saying to us today. I long to be with you, to dwell in you, to live there and to grow, but there is no room for me.
Maybe, in your life, you spend to much time on your cell phone or the internet. Maybe you fill your time with pleasurable books or your home and life is so cluttered with things that you find yourself overwhelmed by spending so much time trying to keep up with it all.
Search me, oh Lord, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: Ps 139:23
Let us allow Christ to crowd out the things that consume us.
Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after His righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6
Over many trails and errors, I have learned that I was to serve the Lord in all areas of my life and that I was to serve Him with gladness even when I was cleaning my home or cooking meals. He desires all the praise and all the glory in my every day life.
What is true worship in our daily lives? It is through our conduct, living a pure and holy life before Him, it is how we treat each other, and it is through the words we say. It is teaching our children of Him, and it is when we take the time to pray and read. Its when we give to God and others. When we sing praises. It is in our daily lives that we should give God the gloryand praise. This worship is the highest worship until God.
Serving and pleasing God in this wonderful ministry that He has called each of us to do.
God has a beautiful design for the home. God's intention for marriage and having children is that His Word and teaching is passed to the next generation. Marriage is a part of God's Redemption plan.
God's design for you as a young women is to love your husband, love your children, love your home, having self control (discreet or being sensible), keeping yourself pure to be a keeper of the home, to be kind, and to be submissive to your own husband.
Titus 2:4-5 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good,obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Discreet means self-control and Chaste means pure.
The home is a woman's calling and it is to be her witness to the world. Ladies, it is our most high and holy calling to be a godly wife and mother.
The home is our ministry, seek not after something else, but embrace the ministry right in front of you, the family and the home God has blessed you with.
He is counting on you to shape the next generation. Leading them to Christ, and passing on God's redemption plan.
Today, I thought about how far God has brought me....I looked back over my life how I use to be.
Thank God, I am not that person anymore. The Lord has been working on my heart and my hubby heart over the last eight years. What a change He has made in our lives.
I can honestly say I am still very far from perfect. I am still allowing, and wanting God to work on my heart even more.
Another reflection in our life is that we need to stop trying to please others, weather it be family or friends or church folks.. There is no happiness in that. We realized if you are not careful, you can be so busy trying to please others, that you forget to please GOD and your immediate family. We are making God, each other and our two little girls our priority!!
What a change He has made and still is making in our lives.
Has God done a great work in your life? What are some changes you are making?