Couldn’t think of a better place to end than the place we started…. Living room Intimacy!
I hope everyone will take the time to read the handout from Sam “My Heart-Christ’s Home”. I would like to share a few things that stood out to me: First this description of the Living Room: This was a quiet, comfortable room with a warm atmosphere. I like it. It had a fireplace, sofa, overstuffed chairs, a bookcase and an intimate atmosphere. He seemed pleased with it. He said, “Indeed, this is a delightful room. Let’s come here often. It’s secluded and quiet, and we can have good talks and fellowship together.” (Sounds a lot like “our living room” at Melanie’s)
“Don’t let Christ wait alone in the living room of your heart, but every day find a time and place when , with the Word of God and in prayer, you may be together with HIM.”
I loved this: “It is difficult for me to think of a higher privilege than to make for Christ a home in my heart, to welcome, to serve, to please and to know him there.”
Think about each area of our lives as you read through: The Study – our mind, The Dining Room – our appetites and desires, The Workroom – our service, The Rec Room – what we do for fun (a good reality check!!), The Bedroom – relationship intimacy, and The Hall Closet – hidden things we haven’t dealt with.
Are we ready to Transfer Title? Can you honestly pray this prayer: “Lord, I want this heart of mine to be yours. I want you to settle down here and be fully at home. I want you to use it as your own. Every room.”
As we conclude the study of “A Mary Heart In a Martha World” I would like to ask us all to be praying as to where God is leading each one of us in what we study next. God has placed on my heart the need for all of us to truly KNOW His WORD. Some words from Charles Spurgeon in Morning by Morning; Sanctification (transformation) begins in regeneration. The Spirit of God brings to our minds the precepts and doctrines of truth and applies them with power. These are heard in the ear, and being received in the heart, they work in us “both to will and to do of God’s good pleasure” (Phil 2:13). The truth (God’s Word) is the sanctifier, and if we do not hear or read the truth, we will not grow in sanctification. We only progress in sound living as we progress in sound understanding.
You are all in my thoughts and Prayers (and yes, Rachel… I am praying!! smile!)