Building God’s home looks like living in complete security in an utterly insecure world.
Is your home what you dreamed it would be?
19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
Building a home for God and with God isn’t building a building; it is building His home inside of me, and helping others build His home inside of them.
- What am I changing to accommodate for God to be comfortable living in me?
- What am I doing to build His home with His people?
When we begin building His home His way, ours naturally begins to take shape.
What I believe about God determines how I run our home.
What makes a person socially successful is inner security.
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
God’s home looks like this
God’s home is secure
The Father knows that nothing and nobody can ever remove Him from His throne.
And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is his treasure.
31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” 34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Worry comes from fear.
God’s home is consistent and predictable in matters of discipline
People are so insecure about God because the church has presented Him as inconsistent and unpredictable.
When you lay hold of God’s security, you become secure, and naturally that security takes up residence in your home.
Believe what God says about your future in Christ.
God is continually telling us what He thinks about us. We just have to listen to what He says. God’s letter is true every day.
God’s home is committed to relationships
Haggai. Build His house. Think about how you can join God in His work of building His house in the lives of others.
2“Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘This people says, “The time has not come, even the time for the house of the LORD to be rebuilt.”’” 3Then the word of the LORD came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4“Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?” 5Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, “Consider your ways! 6“You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.”7Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Consider your ways! 8“Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says the LORD. 9“You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the LORD of hosts, “Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.”
Our focus needs to be on God’s house. When our priorities are right, God is glorified and we live in ultimate security because of Him.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.