5/20/16: See God in the Sanctuary

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A home is wonderful. It’s the location where all the “stuff” of our life has a place. Our homes, and the stuff in our homes, usually reflect our personalities too and what’s important to us. For example, my friend Annvernette and her husband’s home in New Orleans is warm and inviting as well as knock down, gorgeously appointed. Their home not only says, “Welcome,” but you know you’re special to them because they took the time to share with you and surround you with so much beauty. If you come to our home, you would see lots of pictures of family and you’d see lots of books. These items reflect our devotion to our loved ones and our thirst for knowledge.

I believe it is especially true of a woman that her home is an extension of who she is. We “see” her in her home. The same is true of God. We see Him (or we ought to) in His home. Psalm 63:2 says, “I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory” (NKJ). Did we look for God in His house the last time we attended church? Did His house reflect His power and glory? Deeper still, now that we realize that our hearts of God’s home, do we see His power and glory there? “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NAS).

Perhaps it’s time to do some interior and exterior renovation to the temple of God – the sanctuary that is you – so that it looks more like God’s house. When folks “visit,” when they come in contact with us, may they look for God in the sanctuary that is our lives, and see His power and glory.

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One Response to “5/20/16: See God in the Sanctuary”

  1. 1 Corinthians 6: 18-20; (NLT); Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body. Or do you not know that your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and is given by the Spirit of God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

    This extremely powerful passage reminds us whose we are and not who we are. God has created us in His image so that together we form one body-The Church with Jesus Christ at the top. Just as our homes reflect who we are, our lives shout whose we are. We see all types of sin as blemishes on a pure and holy body. Fortunately Jesus Christ has overcome sin and death so that our bodies may be renewed and restored daily when we confess our sin, repent, and ask Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to restore us to a right relationship with God. Our bodies now become pure and clean once again. In addition, because of Christ’s victory over death at Calvary we can look forward to a new resurrection body which God will provide all His Children.

    The gifts of the Holy Spirit are made available to all “born-again” believers
    so that we can truly serve others, encourage others, support others, teach others, correct others, rebuke others, and perform works truly pleasing to the Father.

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