I’ve had my heart broken, my hope destroyed, my mind distorted, my worth questioned, and my soul stained. In all of these, Jesus was able to restore. He was able to redeem. He was able to bring to life what was once dead. He was able to make all things new. He is still able. He never changes. If He has done it once, He will continue to do so. The only thing we must do is to allow Him to take control. Jesus reigns in us, He is now in charge, not us. He makes His kingdom alive in us no matter what we have been through, all things are made new when He comes to dwell in us. Allow Him to live in you and you will witness a beautiful come alive.
“When I open a door, no one can close it. And when I close a door, no one can open it. Revelation 3:7 Psalm 84:11-12 says, "The LORD bestows favour and honour. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. God loves us too much and knows us too well to give us everything we ask for. A closed door may seem like failure on our part but it’s in fact His sovereign protection over us, perhaps from potential harm or danger. It may be a divine detour into something amazing. Be sure that His plan for our lives is always better. God is not setting you up for disappointment or failure. He’s setting you up for something better. And when He opens the right door, no one will be able to shut it. God’s plans for you will succeed and His promises stand firm forever.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 God has taken up His dwelling inside of us through His Spirit. Our acceptability to God as His holy dwelling came at a great price to Him – the death of His Son, Jesus! How can we refuse to honour His holy presence in us? How can we not live a holy life in response to His grace?
PRAYER: Forgive me, dear Father, for the times that I have lost sight of the wonder of Your presence within me. The gift of Your Spirit is a dazzling and humbling grace. Once again, Father, I present my body as a living sacrifice to please and honour You. Lead me, cleanse me, purify me, and make me like Jesus by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.