There’s no place like home!
This is so true as our home provides a place of rest, comfort and connection. It’s where we’re able to be us with no expectations attached. It’s where we do life with family and friends, as we make memories and build relationships. Because of all of this, Home is where the heart is, especially at Christmas.
Our hearts are linked to our homes and it doesn’t matter if it’s an apartment, dorm room, house or other, home is home!
This is because we all need a place of rest, comfort and connection. We were made this way from God to do life with Him and with others. So in the flow of relationships, our homes connect us in a very personal way to our family and friends. It’s from these moments we have pictures, videos, laughter, tears, bonding, celebrations, deep conversations, meals and so much more.
Oh yes, Home is where the heart is and furthermore, God wants His heart beating in our homes too!
When God’s heart beats in our homes, He causes our hearts to be unified and connected. He gives His peace, joy, love, grace, mercy and purpose. He gives His provision for all we need and He gives us the empowerment to work and have supply.
Isn’t this what everyone wants?
Of course it is and it’s through Jesus that we have it.
I’m believing this promise found in Psalms 102:27-28, over our homes today,
“27. But you are always the same; you will live forever. The children of your people will live in security. 28. Their children’s children will thrive in your presence.”Psalms 102:27-28,
Notice, our homes can be a secure place and our children can thrive in His presence. God is the same today as He was in the Bible; therefore, if He blessed people’s homes then, He can bless ours now!
No matter what condition your home is in today, Jesus can do something great in it! Jesus can meet you in your loneliness, pain, sorrow, sickness, anger, and so much more. He heals the broken-hearted and restores our souls!
I’m believing this Christmas, God does something great in our homes. I’m believing God answers our prayers, shows us His goodness and does miracles in our lives.
But did you know that our homes are connected to His house?
That’s right. His house, the local church, is directly linked to our homes. For Christian’s this is a reality we can’t forget or get out of order. Home is where is the heart is both for His house and our house. In fact, if you want to have heaven on earth and, we have to connected to His home, the local church.
Yes, even though churches are imperfect, in process and full of people who need healing, this is where heaven is revealed. This is where we were made to thrive and It’s from our connection to God’s House, that our house is blessed.
Did you know, the local church isn’t competing with your family, it’s actually, completing your family?
This is why the enemy not only attacks our personal homes but he also attacks our connection to God’s home as he seeks to makes us isolated. However, God has called us to be insulated with His people.
When our heart is linked to God’s house, it gives God way to move in our house.
This isn’t a cute cliche, this is the word of God.
In Haggai, the people put their homes in higher priority than God’s home. Because of this, the put their money in bags with holes in it (see Haggai 1:6). But, when they returned their heart to God’s home, things changed for their home.
Notice what Haggai 2:18-19 says,
“18. Think about this eighteenth day of December, the day when the foundation of the Lord’s Temple was laid. Think carefully. 19. I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you.”Haggai 2:18-19
Once the foundation of God’s house was established, their homes were blessed. God began to move in their personal homes because they valued His home.
This is a biblical principle that still is true today.
So, because Home is where the heart is, let our hearts be connected to God’s house. Let us lead our lives and our families to the house of the Lord and from this commitment, may our homes be blessed.
May our homes be a place of rest, comfort and connection. May our homes have provision and may they be filled with his presence!
This is what Jesus can do and this is what He wants to do for you and for me.
I pray this Christmas be the best you’ve ever had and may Home be where the heart is!
Love you and the best is yet to come,