Open Your House to JesusNovember 18, 2013
Jesus visits houses. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly (Luke 19:5-6). When Jesus enters a home, things change. Miracles happen. Zaccheus, the sinful tax collector, became a different person after Jesus dined at his house. He gave back all he had stolen and he no longer wanted to cheat people.
Jesus does miracles. When Jesus came into Peter’s home, He saw his mother-in-law lying sick in bed with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him (Matthew 8:14-15). Jesus wants to come into your house, apartment, or condo and heal whatever is sick or hurt. He wants to heal you so that you can be an instrument of healing and help for others.
Jesus is at the door. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me (Revelation 3:20). People don’t need religiosity, tradition, emotionalism, or hype—they need Jesus. Jesus values us so much that He gave His life so He could take up residency in our hearts. Invite Jesus in today. Let Him fill your home and your heart.
Pray this prayer:
“Jesus, I invite You into my house and my heart today. Fill my home with Your presence and power. Use me to minister healing to people. Fill my days with encounters that You have appointed. I pray that when I show up, people will feel Your love. Help me to be effective and anointed every day. I love You, Jesus!”
God bless you,
1. One’s fixed place of abode; the family residence. 2. A family
circle; household: a happy home. 3. The place of abode of one’s affections, peace or rest. –Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary.
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