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WALKING IN THE MIDST
Revelation 2:1, "These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks."
The seven golden candlesticks referred to in the above Scripture are the seven churches of Asia who were to be a shining light to the darkness around. God also wants to walk in the midst of our churches today. He wants to walk in the midst of our homes. He wants to fill our homes with His presence so we can be a light in our neighborhoods.
Would you like Jesus Christ, the Son of God to walk in the midst of your home? If He was walking around in the midst of your home, do you think it would make a difference to what is going on? Do you think it would make a difference to what you say? How would it affect the arguing, the complaining and the bickering? Would it change what you watch and listen to?
Jesus wants to be in your midst. Matthew 18:20 says, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Start the day by honoring His name and inviting Him to come into every room of your home. Honor His name throughout the day. Call upon His name. Do everything and say everything in the name of the Lord Jesus as it commands us in Colossians 3:17. And He will fill your home with His presence.
I love the beautiful Scripture in Zephaniah 3:17, "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing."
Look what happens when Jesus is in the midst of your home...
- He will deliver you. He will give you the victory. The NIV says that "He is mighty to save." The Moffat's translation says that He will be "a Warrior to the rescue." Oh how wonderful that He is always available to come to our rescue.
- He will rejoice over you with joy. He takes great delight in you. When Jesus is in the midst, there will be rejoicing instead of gloom and despair.
- He will quieten you. The word for 'rest' in this Scripture is 'charash' which means 'to hold one's peace.' The NIV translates it correctly, "He will quiet you with his love." How wonderful. When Jesus is in the midst, He will help you to hold your tongue and be silent. He will help you to be quiet instead of lashing out or throwing a wobbly.
- He will sing over you. Isn't it wonderful to know that when Jesus is in our midst that He sings over you with joy? God joys over His people. He rejoices over them to do them good. (Deuteronomy 30:9; Isaiah 65:19; Jeremiah 32:41) He wants you to sing over your children with joy too.
What a joyful home when Jesus is in the midst!
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
I am walking with Jesus in my home.
"Lord, I thank you that you want to walk in the midst of my home. I invite you to come into every room. I invite you to be the Head of our home. Amen."
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