You Don’t Possess God

Wow, that’s a tough title, it’s even somewhat offensive. What do you mean I don’t possess God? I’m a Christian, He lives in me! Don’t worry I had the same thought!

So what do I mean by saying you don’t possess God? Well let’s look at it this way.

Once you become a Christian, God’s word says you became His.

He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. 1 Peter 2:9 (The Passion Translation) 

 Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary. You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God! 1 Corinthians 6: 19 – 20 (The Passion Translation)

We become God’s possession, our hearts become his home, but do we really live like we know that?

This week I was thinking,  I am a house that God purchased to live in (this is truth), but a lot of days I live like God’s a tenant and I’m still the homeowner. I live like God’s just paying rent.

Therefore, I’m the one who chooses what color the walls will be painted and how he can decorate. I live like I’m the one who has the final word in what the “house” will look like.

I may claim in theory that I’m Gods and that he purchased me, but I sure don’t live like that’s the case. Especially when I blatantly reject his commands or his ways for me.

Are you tracking with me?

Ye,s God calls us sons and daughters, to co-labor with him, but he didn’t put us in charge.

May we not forget who is really in authority, who bought the house, who has the last word. May we live in such a way that we realize we are not our own, we are God’s possession.

So when a thought that doesn’t align with God enters into our mind, before we try to hang it up on the walls of our heart, we should take it to God and see what he thinks. We should ask him if it goes with his decor.

When we have a decision to make, may we stop and ask him first what he wants, rather than sending him a memo to catch him up on what has already happened.

So the question we can ask ourselves today is this, “Are we living like we are His possession or He is ours? Am I living like I’m the land lord or is He the homeowner?”

We are Gods expensive purchase, his sacred temple, his dwelling place, his possession. What would change about my life and your life if we really grasped that concept?

The next time we look in the mirror would we be so quick to point out every supposed flaw or see God’s creativity in his temple? Would we be more compliant and grateful when God does some house cleaning in our hearts, rather than trying to bring back in the junk he has taken to the dump?

God is not our possession, we didn’t pay for him, but don’t see that as a restricting thing, it actually ushers in freedom! The one who formed and created you didn’t put you out on the market so he could move on to “more desirable things.” No, he purchased you with the blood of Jesus, he didn’t want just anybody to have you, he wanted you! That’s amazing love!

I encourage you today to remember who the homeowner really is and let Him make the decisions as to what truth will be hung on the walls of your heart, and what shoddy or broken decor needs to be removed.

Be blessed today friend ~

Jessica

 

 

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