Make Yourself At Home

Tony Evans once discussed that often when we tell a visitor to “make themselves at home” this is a lie. We don’t want them to go into our bedroom, our closets and start poking around, some of us would even take offense if they went into our fridge or cupboards without asking permission first. We want them to enjoy their stay at our home and then to leave. We don’t want them to ACTUALLY make themselves at home in OUR home. This is understandable. However, as believers are we treating Christ this way too? Are we telling him to make himself at home in our lives, but then saying, “uhhhhh just not in my bedroom, where you can tell me what to do with my sex life, nor in my closet where you can uncover my secrets and possibly want to deal with that too?” Many of us are comfortable with him being God, but not Lord, over our lives. He’s relegated to a selected room where we’ve cleaned up to entertain guests. As Kirk Franklin Wrote, “Now you must choose what I am to you. God of all or not God at all.”

Luke 6:46-49

46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but do not do what I say? 47 I will show you what everyone is like who comes to me and hears my words and obeys. 48 That person is like a man building a house who dug deep and laid the foundation on rock. When the floods came, the water tried to wash the house away, but it could not shake it, because the house was built well. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not obey is like a man who built his house on the ground without a foundation. When the floods came, the house quickly fell and was completely destroyed.”

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