People don’t understand that Jesus wants to be at home in their heart…really! For a few minutes meditate quietly on these verses. “Be still and know that I am God,” (Isaiah 26:3). He wants to know you and for you to know Him. “Here I am standing at the door of your heart knocking. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and sup with you and you with me” (Revelations 3:20). What an amazing request from our God. He wants to know you and be known by you. “Supping” is intimate, familial conversation. “Keep on asking and I will answer. Keep on seeking and I will be found. Keep on knocking and I will open the door” (Matthew 7:7). Hint, hint…God wants to spend time with you. “If you walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you from all your sin” (1 John 1:7). Slow down and respectfully hang out with Jesus.
The problem is we are in a hurry, always busy losing our focus on the world, and pursuing stuff getting get caught up with our lust for things and pleasure. I love you enough to tell you to “S-T-O-P I-T A-N-D G-E-T F-O-C-U-S-E-D!” Get out of 1 John 2:16 and start loving Jesus placing Him first in your life. Oh, by the way, 1 John 2:16 is pretty blunt, “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” The stuff we get caught up in is temporary. The ones of us who focus on God, those things last forever.
Paul the Apostle prayed for the Ephesians in 3:16&17, “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” If you will allow the Holy Spirit in your inner man to strengthen you, Jesus will “dwell” within your heart through faith. If you will interact with the Holy Spirit, He becomes the change agent. He will prepare your inner man to allow Jesus to feel at home. In the Greek language, “dwell” is most appropriately translated this way, Christ will be able “to settle down and be at home.” Where will he be able to settle down? I-N Y-O-U-R H-E-A-R-T!!
He’s at your heart door knocking. It is time for you to open up your heart and make your God feel at home. The Holy Spirit will help you to get your house in order!