“Come on In!”

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“He brought us out from there in order to bring us in” (Deuteronomy 6:23).

 

You can remember the day that the Lord called you into His Kingdom. You heard His voice. He stirred your heart and you answered. He revealed your sin and you humbly received His forever forgiveness. In the twinkling of an eye, He “called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

 

But now what?

 

Why is your life so often a wilderness experience?

 

“He brought us out from there in order to bring us in.”

 

Into where?

 

Into Him. He is our destination. “I am the way,” Jesus says (John 14:6).

 

The life that He promised you was never meant to be found within you alone. “Within me dwells no good thing” (Romans 7:28). Life is only and always found within Christ.

 

He has prepared a place for us (John 14:2). But like busy and distracted Martha, we assume this place is only found in the sweet by-and-by (John 11:24). He has brought us out in order to bring us in now — in this moment — into today’s very life.

 

He has prepared us a place of:

  • Refreshing (Acts 3:19)
  • Joy (Psalm 16:11)
  • Power (Ephesians 1:13, 19)
  • Hope (Lamentations 3:24) and
  • Confidence (2 Corinthians 3:4).

 

But how often do we settle down and rest within these precious walls?

 

Let us move in today.

 

Move in by shifting our focus off the temporal and onto the eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).

 

Move in by setting our mind on things above, not on the things on the earth (Colossians 3:2).

 

Move in by fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Originator and the Growth-stimuli of our tiny granule of faith (Hebrews 12:2).

 

Move in by joining in Hannah Whitall Smith’s prayer: “God is my dwelling place, and I am going to abide in Him forever. It is all settled; I am in this divine habitation, and I am safe here, and I am not going to move out again” (excerpted from Chapter 8 of “The God of All Comfort”).

 

Where will you allow your thoughts to reside today? Will they remain on that which is passing away (1 John 2:17), or on He Who abides forever (1 Peter 1:24-25)? Will you set your mind on the flesh resulting in death, or on the Spirit resulting in life and peace (Romans 8:6)?

 

“He brought us out from there in order to bring us in.”

 

Let’s move in today dear friend, and abide securely there. Let’s set our focus on our Divine Fortress and find Him to be “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea…the Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold” (Psalm 46:1-2,7). Hallelujah!

 

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