We know that from the time we accept salvation, we have Jesus in our hearts. But here’s a question for you. Have you ever considered if your heart is a comfortable home for Jesus?
Do you know what happens when you make your heart a welcoming home for Jesus? You realize that He isn’t the guest; he’s the owner. We are stewards of what belongs to God. The earth, our bodies, and our hearts.
This prayer of Paul was for enablement. That God would enable us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus into an unknown future.
That last part is where we have a tendency to fall short. That unknown future bit. We’re quick to say that we live for God when we don’t fall to temptation and when we keep on going despite our frailties, but following Jesus into the unknown………man, that’s scary stuff!
We want to be able to peek around the corner and see what’s coming before we commit. We’re real good at living for God, but when it comes to letting God live through us…well, that’s a different story.