A Restored Habitat


You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? -1 Corinthians 3:16 MSG

Have you heard of Habitat for Humanity? It’s an organization that provides suitable, affordable housing for families in need. They often restore existing houses. Part of the program involves the family to partake in responsibilities; one is to contribute a certain amount of labored hours toward the restoration of their future habitat.

Once a home is ready for occupancy; the family can move in, make it their own home, and carry on with the responsibilities that come with home ownership. Once you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, God’s Holy Spirit takes up residence within you. Your body becomes the habitat in which God’s Holy Spirit re- sides.

As God begins to do good works through you, He most likely will do some re-molding within you, too. God’s restorative work of your inner habitat may include; the discarding of old habits in exchange for healthy ones, the rewiring of faulty thinking in exchange for proper thoughts, and the removal of unsuitable behavior in exchange for suitable conduct.

As God restores your heart, mind, and soul, it’s wise for you to keep your spiritual house a clean, habitable place where God’s Spirit can freely live in and through you.

 

Barbara Alpert

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to make known to you what areas of your life He would like to renovate.
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit would strengthen you to make it through the renovations God desires to do within you.
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