“Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. 2. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honour than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honour than the house itself. 4. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5. Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. 6. But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.” – Hebrews 3: 1 – 6 (NIV).
In a generally sense, when a house is unkempt, it makes the owner or residents feel uncomfortable, and a major reason for this discomfort is in the fact that: the messy state in which the house is found diminishes the beauty of the house. For even if the house is a mansion, but its surrounding and insides are in a messy state, it would prevent the owner and those who come visiting from appreciating the beauty of the house.
As a believer, you are precious, for through Jesus Christ, you’ve become an inhabitable place of dwelling for the Father. So don’t belittle yourself, for the one within you – if allowed – is great and glorious beyond words. With him in you and you in fellowship with him, only his beauty would be shown around the things that concern you.
This beauty shown around you becomes your testimony to the world and the saints in light. Since you are a dwelling place, and kept fit to glorify His name, He would in turn show forth His glory in you, so that His beauty is displayed around you, and in the thing that concerns you, which is all to the glory of His name.
Am I a habitable dwelling for the Father?
There is this song, sang by an all-female group known as the “Women of Faith,” and in this song, they sang saying:
“Come and make my heart your home;
Come and be everything I am and all I know;
Search me, through and through;
Until my heart become a home for you.”
To me, the lyrics of this song captures the need to make the heart a habitable dwelling place for the Lord. In making your heart habitable, the matchless beauty of the Lord is seen around everything that concerns you.
This song like the anchor scripture for this write up shows that we have to make our hearts a dwelling place for the Lord. And to do this, it is necessary that we have our thoughts fixed on Jesus, and confess Him; for through Him our hearts become a dwelling place fit for the glory of God.
So ponder on this: Am I a habitable dwelling for the Father?
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