Day 57 – My House
On: December 27, 2014   |   By: admin   |   Under: Blog   |   Comments: Comments are off

“Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon (Peter). Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.” [Luke 4:38-39]

Unsurprisingly, being a Simon, I like these verses. The imagery of Jesus in my house, making whole the broken and being the focus of attention is as liberating as it is powerful.

Liberating?

I don’t get overly worried about being “head of the household” (and this is not the place for a male/ female role debate!). But to know that Jesus is “in the house” and in control if I invite Him to guide all that goes on, is something I find very liberating.

Powerful?

If Jesus freed Simon’s mother from a fever  and yesterday cast out demons, what sort of things might He do in my house? Invite Him in and give Him free reign in all aspects of domestic life. He may do amazing things.

Is Jesus head of my house? Do I give Him free reign?

A fruit of the Spirit focus for each room of your house:

Hall: Kindness – A place to extend a warm welcome to family, friends and strangers alike

Lounge: Love – The room where everyone gathers for friendship, chat and a spot of TV, music and reading

Dining Room: Goodness – Sharing hospitality, good food and laughter around the meal table

Study: Patience – The hub to focus the mind and pray

Kitchen: Faithfulness – Where the cooking, cleaning and ironing gets done – day by day, week by week

Bedrooms: Peace – Enjoy restful sleep to recharge batteries, and healing for mind and body

Bathroom: Self Control – Getting focussed first thing for the day ahead and taking stock before bedtime

Garden: Joy – The outdoors to share relaxed fun and recreation

Summerhouse [highly recommended if you have the space!]: Gentleness – A refuge from the pressures of daily life

Prayer:

Father God, may my house be one where Jesus is Lord of every thought, every action, every day. Amen.

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