Make Yourself “At Home”

Uncategorized Dec 05, 2018

When someone comes to visit you one of the best things you can hear from them is that they feel at home at your place.  That means they feel accepted and comfortable to be themselves without extra effort or pretense.  Do you feel you make people at home when they are with you?  It usually involves some consideration of who they are and what they like.  It requires preparation and hospitality and it becomes a mutual comfort.

God is one – one God, yet somehow three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  There is a sense of community within the oneness of God.  The three persons of the trinity relate to each other in love, humility and honor.  They live with each other in alignment.  They are “at home” with each other.

Jesus said, “Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show Myself to them … Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” (John 14:21,23)

God feels “at home” with us when we express our love for Him in obedience.  When we walk “with” Him, He (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is at home with us.  It is a peaceful home of agreement.

If you know Christ, the Godhead lives in you – in the house of your soul.  The question is, do you feel at home with God?  For a house to be a home it requires mutual relationship and a measure of peaceful agreement.  If you still yourself for a moment, and consider God’s presence within you – do you feel at home with God?  God’s deepest desire for you is to be at home with you and you with Him.

He doesn’t want you to get “dressed up” and on your best behavior in order to be with Him.  He wants you to be your normal self and “at home” with Him.  This requires constantly renewed, experiential awareness of God’s forgiveness.  You can’t claim to be “at home,” it is something you experience in Christ.  He paid the price for you to enter into the home of God, and for God to be “at home” in you.

Today, I’d like to encourage you to simply dwell in the mystery of God being “at home” in your person, and you being completely “at home” in His presence.  May the peace of God rest within you.

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