If we tell our guests to make themselves at home, what does that mean? Does it mean we expect them to raid the fridge? To rearrange the furniture as it suits them? To invite their own friends in?
Well, maybe not. But then what does it mean for Christ to make himself at home in our hearts (Ephesians 3:17)? If we truly turn over the keys to him, here are some things that might happen:
–If something needs fixing, he’ll do it.
–He can help himself to whatever I have.
–He sets his own schedule of when he wants to do what.
–He can bring his friends in to visit anytime.
–He can play my piano/music—His new tunes and beautiful lyrics.
–He can get rid of the mess & clutter.
–He will do some much-needed rearranging (priorities)
–He will redecorate, changing out some of the pictures on the wall, etc.
–He will discourage unsavory visitors / intruders (e.g. bad attitudes)
–He will delight me with his presence, his love, his wisdom, his stories.
–He will invite me to join in his activities.
Am I ready for this? Are you? What’s the alternative?