You too, in Him, are being built into a house where God lives, in the Spirit.
– Ephesians 2:22
Do I want to be a house in which God lives and reigns,
or do I see God only as that visitor who is welcome but only occasionally?
It may very well be that He is actually not welcome at all,
because I know that there are things in my house, which He will not approve of,
but which I am stubbornly not prepared to let go of?
If I seek the Lord in truth, He will answer,
and I shall kneel before Him
and humbly ask Him to rebuild my “house” with bricks and mortar of faith, hope and love.
On my part, I will embrace His Word, the Commandments, prayer and the Sacraments,
because they are what will help me maintain my house in order and fit for the King to reign in.
Lord, I am not worthy,
but come and live with me – in me –
and help me put my house in order.
Be my foundation, Lord,
and help me become a solid structure
that will withstand the storms of life
and keep out the unwelcome but persistent seducer.
And Lord, fill my house – my soul – with Your Spirit,
so that I may truly understand
and fully appreciate who it is who reigns in me
– the Source of my faith, hope and love, and of my joy –
that I may keep You in here with me forever. Amen.