Kingdom People Network Devotional

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

God seeks a place to live, not as though He’s homeless but desires to dwell in a complete strange location. And that location happens to be the heart of man.

Paul reminds us that ‘don’t you know that your body is the TEMPLE of God?’ 1Cor. 3:16 And he also told us ‘to present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God….’ Rom. 12:1. So, it also shows that God wants our heart to be His dwelling place.

QUALITY CONTROL
God doesn’t want to dwell in just any kind of heart. Although when He comes into any heart, He will first purge and cleanse it from all filth. Yet, He desires a man that is poor(not as in worldly poverty but a state of always wanting God), that has a contrite spirit(a spirit that is flexibly following the leading of the Holy Spirit) and trembles at the word of God(doesn’t just desire to hear, but also careful to live according to it).

The Psalmist renders it like this “The Lord is nigh(closely attracted) unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth(brings absolute peace to) such as be of a contrite spirit.” Ps.38:18. To be saved means to reside or dwell in absolute peace. Anywhere God dwells, there is a guarantee of maximum safety, hence, when God dwells in us, we have a guaranteed peace. This doesn’t mean things won’t happen around us, it means we will always be safe.

Our relationship with God is such that we must dwell in Him and He also must find a dwelling place in us. And that completes the salvation cycle. Our desire must exceed that God blesses us alone, but that God dwells in our heart. Jesus said, “abide in me, and I will abide in you….” John 15:6

The Lord will find our life habitable in Jesus name. Stay enriched in God’s Grace.

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