Where Does Your Heart Live?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
Home is where we dwell every day. It is a place of safety for most and a place of comfort. We are most happy when we are at home with our family. When we are away from our home there is a yearning to return. It is a place of security and rest on our journey through this life.
The Bible tells us that our spiritual place of rest (our home) is in Christ. Those that find this rest in Christ are blessed indeed. Jesus called out to all those seeking this rest in the following verse:
“Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The Lord is to be our dwelling place. He watches over us and guides us through this life. We are safe and secure in His care. Psalm 91 says it well:
“He who dwells (make our home) in the shelter of the Most High (in Christ) will abide (dwell) in the shadow of the Almighty (our place of safety and protection). I will say of the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress (where we live), my God, in whom I trust (rely totally on)” (Psalm 91:1,2).
We are born with a fallen nature and are in need of a Savior. Our spiritual home cannot be of our own making. There are many paths that promise seekers that they are the way to spiritual growth. These are all false ways. Only the Lord can rescue us from our fallen condition and make us alive spiritually. The Bible tells us this clearly:
“Unless the Lord build the house, the builders labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1).
Our spiritual home, so to speak, comes to us through a heart change. God’s Word leads us through the wisdom it contains. We can come to an understanding of God’s Way that will bring us to a saving knowledge of the truth.
“By wisdom (the Bible) a house is built, and through understand (knowing God’s way) it is established” (Proverbs 24:3).
The condition of our heart determines where we live spiritually. When we realize our lost condition and come to the Lord in repentance and faith in the Way He has provided for us we have come home to him. That Way is by faith in Jesus and His great sacrifice at the cross.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus (believe the price was paid at the Cross for our sins), and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (He’s alive!) You shall be saved (have come home to God).”
“For with the heart man believes unto Righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9,10).
Just as we enjoy the comfort and protection of our earthly home; spiritually we can live or abide “in Christ.” We can be safe and secure in His loving care as we walk out this life with our faith in Christ and Him crucified. Surely, home is where the heart is. It is my prayer that all those that read this have their home in Christ! In closing, let us hear the Words of Jesus as He comes to each of us individually with a love for us that brought Him to the cross:
“Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door (of our heart) and knock (He draws us with His love): if any man (whomsoever) hear My voice (responds to His love), and open the door (receive Him as Savior and Lord), I will come into him (make His home in us), and will sup with Him, and Him with Me (an intimate relationship)” (Revelation 3:20).
Lord, I’m Coming Home
Coming home, coming home, never more to roam. Open wide thy arms of love, Lord. I’m coming home.
(Lord, I’m Coming Home – Composed by William J. Kirkpatrick 1838 -1921)
God Loves You!
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