Now, This Would Be Startling – February 2, 2015

Today’s scripture… “I am crucified with Christ:  nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

Imagine coming home after work one evening to find that someone else was living in your home. That would be startling, wouldn’t it? I mean, if you came home one evening and someone other than you was occupying your home, that would kind of upset you a bit, wouldn’t it?  To think that folks who have no business being there were actually living in YOUR house would kind of set you back a bit, huh? After all you bought the house.  You paid for it yourself. If anyone has rights to be live there, it ought to be you.  Certainly it shouldn’t be someone who never paid a penny for it! And to make matters worse, not only are other folks occupying YOUR home that you paid for, but because of this…there is no room for you!So, they force you out of your own home. That would be startling, wouldn’t it?  It would upset you, right?

You know, it’s not at all a hypothetical situation.  It’s reality every single day.

You see, God built a home inside of YOU and I.  He resides inside every born again believer — it’s a home that He bought and paid for with the blood of His Son. And yet, too often He finds that someone other than Him is occupying those homes.  He finds that things which have no business being in our lives are actually living in His home, having taken His place.

If anyone has a right to our lives, it’s God.  After all, He not only created us, but He bought us back from our sin-ridden condition through the sacrifice of His own Son. He has a claim to the home He created in us.  And certainly our lives shouldn’t be occupied by things that never paid a penny for us! But, to make matters even worse, not only do other things occupy our lives — that home that God paid for — but because of it, there is often no room for Him to live.  He gets forced our of His own home.

Friend, who’s occupying His home in YOUR life?  Is God living comfortably in your heart, or has He been crowded out by the things of this world?  Is He the Lord of your life, in complete control of your life?  Or, has He been replaced with something else that you have allowed to become a greater priority than Him?

Who’s occupying your life? Is it the One who bought and paid for it? Or something else?

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”

Pastor Terry

Family Worship Center

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