Do your hearts are disposed enough to welcome Jesus at Christmas? So Paul was praying that the Christians might make their hearts the home of the Lord Jesus. “ Jesus answered, if anyone really loves me, he will keep my word-teaching, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our dwelling place with Him – John 14: 23 ”
Is Christ at home in my heart? Well, let’s think of ourselves as houses. How do we make a guest feel at home? If Christ come my home, how should I treat Him?
Ephesians 3: 17 ” So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you having been deeply rooted and securely grounded in love. “
- He must be warmly welcomed. It is important to begin here, and in order to make the matter clear look up – John 1:12 ” But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, he gave the right authority, the privilege to become Children of God, that is, to those who believe in, adhere to, trust in, and rely on His throne. “;
- He must be given the run of the whole house. If Christ has entered me heart I must give him freedom of action. I must allow him to be free to do just, what he would like to do. Have you given him the run of your house, of your heart?
- He must be made to feel relaxed and wanted the whole time. Sometimes when we visit friends they say ” make yourselves at home “. What do they mean? Well just that, you must feel completely at ease! Does the Lord feel at ease in this way in your house, in your heart? – Or are there dubious things such as wrong friendships, dishonest transactions, or actions motivated by jealousy? Is there criticism or bad language are there secret sins or unholy alliances? How uneasy the Holy Spirit must be living in a heart where these things are entertained.