By Edi Sowers
“We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.” – 1 John 4:13
God lives in me!!! He has moved in and wants to set up house right here inside this increasingly broken- down body of mine! THAT is a radical thought!!
The day I invited Jesus into my heart, God moved in to make my body His home. Am I going to allow Him to get settled as the new owner, or am I going to shoo him off to the corner guest room and only invite Him to dinner occasionally?
After all, if I allow Him to completely move in, He’ll need to do some cleaning out of old dirt and clutter. He’ll have to get rid of some stuff that needs to go in order to make room for the new things He wants to bring in.
He wants to renovate, remodel – knock out walls, change the floor plan, and change the use of existing rooms. He may want to go in and finish out that dark, dank basement by putting up drywall and adding lighting to fill in all the dark corners that are now covered in cobwebs.
He may want to blow off the roof and add UP to make the attic of this old house part of His home.
Perhaps a more open, spacious, and inviting new entrance is warranted so that others will want to come in and hang out with Him.
Let’s see – how about decorating the inside differently to make it a cozy, warm, and comfortable place for the family and others to visit and have fellowship.
Of course, He’s going to be making it a safe and secure environment – protected from fire and intruders by installing security systems and clear escape routes.
My body is His home. He is my shelter. I live in the shadow of His wings. I would be nuts not to completely give this body, this life to Him to mold and shape and use for His purposes. After all, He bought it. He owns it. And He has a Designer’s plan for it.
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