Another Word…by Gus Keiser

February 6, 2017

For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

                                                                                                                       2 Corinthians 6:16

 I don’t know about you, but every time I hear or read that statement from Second Corinthians, I find myself feeling more than a little overwhelmed. To think that the great God, the Creator of all there is, would choose to live in the lives of his children.  Scripture tells us we are “God’s temple, the home of the living God”.  God isn’t one to just make the occasional visit, to “check in” every now and then just to see how we’re doing.  Oh no, not God.  At our invitation he comes into our lives to reside.  As he said, “I will dwell in them, and walk in them.”

This great and Almighty God loves us as no other earthly person in this life can. He’s there for us, ready to supply our every need.  He walks with us as our Guide, Helper, and Comforter.  He’s there with us all the time, to encourage us along the way.  He lives our lives with us, sharing our problems, our pains and our triumphs.  He is our God through his Son Jesus Christ, and we are his people.

There once was an old woman who lived in one of the almshouses in England. Someone once asked her, “Has the Queen ever visited here?”  “Yes,” was the old woman’s reply.  “Her Majesty comes to see me.”  “And does the King of kings visit you here?”  “No,” the old woman replied, “He doesn’t visit here, he lives here.”

Try to keep that thought in mind as you go about your busy day today. God lives in your life.  He wants nothing more than to be your constant companion while providing his best for you.  Have you allowed him to be at home in every part of your life…or are you still keeping some of the doors locked?

Lord, not so many weeks ago we sang these words…”cast out our sins and enter in, be born in us today.” Is there room in our hearts and in our lives for you?  There should be…after all, haven’t you promised us a place in your heavenly kingdom?  Amen.

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