Before we can successfully undertake a personal search for Jesus, we must first prepare time for Him in our lives and room for Him in our hearts.
In these busy days there are many who have time for golf, time for shopping, time for work, time for play, time for movies, time for Facebook, but no time for Christ.
Lovely homes dot our cities and provide rooms for eating, rooms for sleeping, playrooms, craft rooms, movie theater rooms, but no room for Christ.
Do we get a pang of conscience as we remember His own words: “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20)? Or do we flush with embarrassment when we remember, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7)? No room. No room. No room. Ever has it been.
Will you make room for Christ in your hearts and homes? Do you cut out all of the good things, and some of the better things, to make time and room for the best things? I most desire my home to be a home where Christ has space in every corner, in every conversation and in every heart. Where, when challenges arise for my children in the future, they are able to rely on the memories of a childhood home that depended on the Savior. I know this is not easy….GOOD! Anything worth fighting for is difficult, or the reward would not be worth the effort. Sometimes I tell myself, “So what if I am tired because I slept 4 hours a night all week because of sick kids, work and home responsibilities. I can sleep when I’m dead. For now, I have important work to do bringing my children back to their Father in Heaven!”
I am resolved in my knowledge that Christ wants us to be successful, and wants to be a strength to you! With God and your Savior, you can do ALL things THROUGH Christ, who strengthens you…..if YOU will but make room for HIM.
I invite you to make room for Him and choose Christ today.
In love and faith,
image – Let Him In, Greg Olsen