Fourteen years ago, Abba asked me a question: “Where do I dwell?” He asked. I immediately responded – You dwell above the circle of the earth (Isaiah 40:22). I was confident that I had the answer.
“No, I dwell in you.” He said.
While I knew this in part, I still often saw Him as a great observer in the heavens. Of course, He can do both. 🙂 I asked, “Lord, why would You want to dwell in me? I am so imperfect.”
Because I love you. I am a master craftsman. I, who began a good work in you will be faithful to fulfill it. I dwell in you to remake you from the inside out. You are trying to refurbish the outside in hopes of reflecting Me, but what’s inside is the only thing that will truly represent Me to the world.
Remember I told the Pharisees that they were white washed tombs, full of dead man’s bones? Appearing pristine and sin free, righteous and holy, but full of dead works, critical hearts and religious bondage?
I am here, dwelling in you and all My children to bring you out of bondage to religious and your own soulish desires and to open all the windows of your mind, will and emotions to let the wind of My spirit blow through.
The eyes are windows to your soul. How you perceive the world through sight, reflects the inner attitudes of your heart. You see out through your eyes through soul filters—heart filters. Others see into your eyes and they see those filters, while you are often completely blind to the fact that filters are present.
Lord, I want to know You! I don’t want my ideas about You, I want to KNOW YOU.
You want to know Me?
Then, know this, never has there been a love so pure as I have for you. It is without variance. No matter how stupid you feel, how ugly and angry you feel, no matter how much a failure, I love you more than life itself.
When I went to the cross, you were on My mind.
If you have invited Yeshua to be Lord of your life, He lives in you too. As this new year begins, thank Him for His presence, thank Him for the work He is doing in you to recreate you in His image (Romans 8:29). And make a new commitment to follow His lead and allow His will to be done in and through you.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
1 Corinthians 6:19 : Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Ephesians 2:19-22 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.