Do you know your home address?

Just before I wrote this blog this morning I was asking an African Church Planter where they lived because I was sending them a gift for the work. He told me where he was at that time but didn’t understand that I was wanting to know his home address linked to his Mobile Money account. Where he was and where he lived were different and it impeded him receiving the gift. Where you are and where you live can be different. Where you spend most of your time and where your home is can be different.

My address is not under the rule of the Law of God which only reminds me I am a sinner. My address is His grace, His unmerited favour. That’s where my home is. But the question is where do I live?

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6 v 12-14)

If my home is His grace why would I choose to live under the law?

Every day, I bring my mind, my words, my heart, my actions and indeed every part of me, as an offering to Him. For there are times when I find myself in a place/position where the surroundings are difficult. There are times when looking ahead to the weeks and months fills me with gloom. I wonder if I can get through those times that lie ahead. But what I have is today. Whatever takes place today I remind myself of my home address, the place where I truly live and I offer myself to my master, my Lord again knowing that I will need to do it again tomorrow and the day after.

God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking.

God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.

God in my life,
God in my lips,
God in my soul,
God in my heart.

God in my sufficing,
God in my slumber,
God in mine ever-living soul,
God in mine eternity.

(Ancient Celtic oral traditions – Carmina Gadelica)

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