I am a dwelling place

 

I pray … that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, Ephesians 3:17

Message: “that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in.”

 

Dear Child

I want to be with you. I want to be sat right at the centre of your life. I want to dwell. I want to be the One who orders your life. I don’t want to visit as a stranger, staying awhile. I desire to settle, to make you a permanent place.

Gone are the days of staleness. I want to be as fresh as new bread every morning. Gone are the days of aimless and purposeless living. I want to shape your life and even painfully hammer your life into the person I have created you to be. I want to be seen in you. This is what I want. This is my prayer to you. Will you say yes to me?

God

 

Dear God

Yes. I am saying yes to you. Your desire to be with me has overwhelmed me.

Today I will make you a dwelling place just like the Tabernacle Moses made for you but better, just like the Temple Solomon built for you, but better.

I am your living place. Come live in me. I don’t want you to visit me, but to abide in me.

Yes. Come into the centre of my life. Bring your Presence and your Order. This is our secret place and I will protect if for us. This is our holy place and I will shield it for us.

It’s not where I live but who lives in me that counts. Prison or palace it matters not but your Presence in me makes all the difference in either place.

And as you remain in me something amazing seems to happen because it doesn’t feel like you are living in me only but that I live in you, that I remain in you.

I open the door though these prison doors are locked. I invite the perfect into this imperfect home.

Love is a flag flying high from the castle of my heart
From the castle of my heart,
From the castle of my heart;
Love is a flag flying high from the castle of my heart,
That the King is in residence there.

So fly it high in the sky let the whole world know
Let the whole world know,
Let the whole world know;
So fly it high in the sky let the whole world know,
That the King is in residence there.

Amen.

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