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Coming to Faith in the Lord

“For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ ”

– 2 Corinthians 6:16b

After you become a believer of Christ, you become a temple of the Lord, or in essence, a house of the Lord. God’s call is for us to renovate this house and take responsibility for where we are now and where we’re going. 

C.S. Lewis, a British writer and lay theologian, had a wonderful view on coming to faith. He said: “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, and making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”

Friend, the idea is that when we live in God’s Kingdom and His Spirit lives within us, he’s doing a good work that demands we don’t become a quaint little cottage. We actually become a palace for Him. This process of discipleship requires work. It takes effort and it is by God’s grace alone.

Prayer


Father, thank you for the work you are doing in my life. Thank you for preparing me to become a palace where you can live.

Reflection


Do you recognize the work God is doing in your life? Are you amazed that He wants to build a palace and not a cottage?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “Coming to Faith in the Lord

  1. Jenna says:

    Wow… I will carry this image with me, something to keep in mind as a symbol of his redemption and love and grace.

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