When the snow blankets the ground and sparkles on the tree branches, it is very beautiful. But after being out in the cold, it is a tremendous relief to have a warm, cozy house to be able to come home to. We are Christ’s home for him to dwell in. Are we warm, inviting, and hospitable? Does he find pleasure there? He gives us inspiration to have patience, peace, goodness, gentleness and self control. Do we show this to others? We make many decisions every day. Do we make the decision to sit down with the word of God and be silent, listen, read, think, whisper prayers to Him? Personally I would like to make time to do more of this. Let Him speak to your heart through his words. You may be surprised how directly he can speak into your specific circumstances, even though it was written thousands of years ago. He has done this for me, many times, while reading the bible.
John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms………..I am going there to prepare a place for you.” I am so happy and thankful there is a room, especially prepared for me in heaven! Let’s make sure our “room” for Jesus is prepared with good will, honesty, dedication, trust, reverence and purity. Let’s be like the wise man who built his house on the rock. The winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had it’s foundation on the rock. Mathew 7:24-25
As many across America are without power this winter, or even homeless, and you sit with a warm cup of coffee, looking out at the cold snow, or even if you have to trudge through it to scrap off your car and head to work, remember to say a prayer of gratitude for the shelter God has provided for you. Think about the kind of “shelter” your soul is for the Holy Spirit. If you happen to be reading this and your home happens to be a cold, dark, and painful place right now, may I encourage you that Abraham from the bible, looked forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God, and you can look forward to that beautiful home someday too. Just believe in God and if you don’t know him, then search for him sincerely, and you will find him. Jeremiah 29:13