“DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD AND THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU?” I Corinthians 3:16. Is that not exciting? The Almighty God lives in me! Many years ago, I read a booklet entitled, “My heart, Christ’s Home”. It was challenging and convicting because it helped me realize that when I gave my heart to God, He came in to live there. The author of that booklet challenged me to examine my heart to see if I had allowed Jesus to have every “room” in my heart.
When we give our heart to Jesus, He makes us His sanctuary, His cathedral. He wants to dwell in every room, every corner of our heart. As I read the booklet, I was made to ask myself if I had a dark, hidden, secret place in my heart that I didn’t want Jesus to know about. As if we can hide anything from Him! Jesus doesn’t want to live in a little corner of our heart; He seeks to be owner of all that we are and all that we can become. Each day, we need to ask Him to search our hearts for evil and to cleanse us so that we are fit for His dwelling place.
I think it is difficult to surrender our heart to God; to let Him have control of our life. Pastor Don Walton has a book entitled “KING OF HEARTS”. I would recommend that you read it for a deeper understanding of this concept. When we surrender to Jesus, we gain eternal life and Jesus is everything we need to live life here on earth.
Once we surrender completely to Jesus, life is beautiful! I John 4:13: “By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” We have the Holy Spirit as confirmation that Jesus is in our hearts.
How awesome it is that we are the temple of the Living God!
HE LIVES, HE LIVES! CHRIST JESUS LIVES TODAY! HE WALKS WITH ME AND TALKS WITH ME ALONG LIFE’S NARROW WAY. HE LIVES, HE LIVES, SALVATION TO IMPART!
YOU ASK ME HOW I KNOW HE LIVES? HE LIVES WITHIN MY HEART!
Chorus of He Lives by Homer A. Rodehaver