Guest or at Home?
Monday, December 03, 2012
Many Christians have a room called a prophets chamber to give hospitality to visiting ministers and missionaries. The visitor stays a night or two, or at most a few weeks. No matter how warm the hospitality is the visitor is still a guest and not a member of the family
For many Christians, unfortunately the indwelling Christ is treated as a guest instead of the head of the household. He is restricted to the prophet chamber and perhaps never invited into certain areas of the person's life.
This is not what God intended or what Jesus desires, but He is too gracious to go where He is not invited and welcomed. He waits until He is invited to take control. The Apostle Paul prayer for the Ephesians and for us is that through the Holy Spirit :" Christ might dwell in our hearts through faith." Eph. 3:17 The verb dwell is an intensive form and implies to settle down and be at home. He is no longer a guest but instead is the head of the home.
We must turn over control of our lives to Jesus Christ. We need to offer up our bodies as a living sacrifice. Then indeed Christ will be at home in our hearts through faith.