Have you ever had “house guests?” You know – the in-laws come to stay for a week, or that weird friend who needs a place to crash for a few days? For that time period, your life is not the same. Someone has invaded your space, your home. Generally, we have to make some adjustments to accommodate our guest(s).
The same is true for those of us who choose to become followers of Jesus. The Bible says, “Then Christ will make his home in your heart…” (Ephesians 3:17, NLT) The faith life begins as Jesus enters the “home of our hearts.” At first, it can be a really easy decision to make the short-term, necessary adjustments for Jesus to feel at home in our lives. But as time goes on, we sometimes become uncomfortable with our new houseguest. Does he really expect us to open our entire lives to Him? What does it mean for Him to be truly at home in our hearts? How can we find alignment between his desires and our own?
In this new message series, we will take a look at what it can be like for Jesus to become our permanent houseguest. What are the adjustments that we can make? How we make these adjustments? Will He really ask me to make THAT adjustment?!? These are questions we will answer as Jesus settles into the home of our hearts and we introduce him to the different rooms of our lives: the study, the living room, the dining room, the bedroom, the workshop, the rec room and the hall closet.
Should be fun!