Dwelling Makes Me Free


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Several years I lived on my own for the first time. I was so lonely. I walked in from a 10 hour day to just flop on the couch and absently flip channels to have something fill the air in my small apartment. I didn’t have a dwelling house. I had space. I was afraid. I had a new label – divorce wife. I felt like a failure. How could I start over?

Now, I have a home full of people. I love coming home to a family that missed me and cherish my presences. This is now my dwelling place. My new label now is I am a new wife and step mother.  I feel accomplished and proud. I made it! I had God on my back the whole time. I look back and I see God slowly ripping that label off and slapping a new one on. He is BIG. He is capable! He is my God the o’mighty. God has come inside me – He is dwelling deep in my heart and soul. He made His new home for His spirit.

dwell·ing:
a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.

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Everything now I in my life fits in their place. The husband went to work, came home and the wife welcomes him with open arms. The children come home and fills your life with instant chaos.  These crazy and loving people belong here – in our dwelling place.  They are not strangers. They are the ones that fill your heart. These people are a team. You make everything happen together. This dwelling place you called home has become a of beacon of light.

God is building me inside a place for Him to dwell in.   He wants me to be filled up with a spiritual presence.  I don’t want to be an empty vessel – He doesn’t want me to be empty. He doesn’t want space – He wants you to work with Him to have that beautiful dwelling place. He wants you to have Him in your heart and soul. Like our family, we have a place in ourselves that is being built for a home. A space that is waiting to be filled.

Your heart is a home for God. He wants to become a team with you. When He is in your heart you are capable of achieving everything and anything. He will make you free.  The spirit of God with dwell in you. He will be home.

When I think of this, I think of an empty vessel. The spirit comes in a fills this vessel with so many gifts. God gives us peace, freedom, love, comfort, spiritual strength, wisdom. This vessel at the end will be overflowing. This gifts from God will never empty or run out. He dwells so deep within us that His love will be felt ever step in our life.

Psalm 16:11
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 Thou wilt show me the path of life: In thy presence is fullness of joy; In thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Will you let yourself have God come dwell in your heart and soul? I am daily reminding me how much God loves me and how far it reaches. How much He wants to use me for Him to live inside me. Maybe this is my struggle. I pray that I feel that love and yearning. Don’t let the voices tell you are not good enough or not worth anything. Open up – let Him in – Let Him use you to show His spirit shine out like that beacon so you and other’s can see that love God has for you!

My testimony is I am free due to love myself knowing that I have God dwelling inside my heart. I no longer feel like a don’t belong here – God has brought be through with His plan. I am excited to see where He leads me now.

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8 thoughts on “Dwelling Makes Me Free

  1. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts and praise God that you have found your place. I really like what you said here, “My testimony is I am free due to love myself knowing that I have God dwelling inside my heart. I no longer feel like a don’t belong here – God has brought be through with His plan. I am excited to see where He leads me now.” That is one awesome testimony. Your words have truly blessed me today. God bless and take care. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What an awesome post! My heart is a home for God! I love that statement. I felt empty in my marriage and we are now separated. I no longer feel empty and this is the first time in a long time I have felt at peace. I want to shine more for God. I am so glad God gives us new and positive labels. Thank you so much for sharing this and being an encouragement. Your testimony is an awesome message.

  3. It is a true blessing to be excited about life and about the life that God has uniquely carved out for us and when he carves out a place for us to contain His glory. Lord continue to carve a bigger place in me so that I can contain Your glory, Oh Lord.

  4. Reading this is a breath of fresh air…filled with encouragement. What a blessing to hear your story of God’s love and blessing in your life. Stopping by from Woman to Woman.

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