LET THE WORD OCCUPY

by Tammy Phillips
December 7, 2020

“Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and richly dwell in you, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.    Colossians 3:16 AMPC

We are to be doers of the word.  How do we do it?  Paul says in Colossians 3:16, we need to “let the word dwell in us, find its home with us, richly occupy the house.”

When we marry, we occupy our home with our spouse. When we accept Christ as our groom, he comes to live with us. Picture it.  The relationship begins with a gentle call from Jesus.  He chooses to develop a relationship with you.  He says, “Trust me. Believe me.” He showers you with words of love and forever.  He professes his eternal love by dying for you.  You accept his tender advances.  You accept him as your gift, your Savior and Deliverer, who died and rose again for you. (He literally went to hell for you.) He is the best thing that has ever happened to you.  You say: “Yes, I do!”  Then this man, Jesus, literally moves into you physically home.  Do you live differently? Do you lock some rooms in your home, so he doesn’t see the mess? Or are all doors open to him?

I enCOURAGE you to let the WORD, Jesus, occupy.  Let Jesus have free run all over your home.   

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