The burden of my heart right now is for families to experience the presence of God in our homes and not just wait for Sundays to come around to experience His presence.
I’m talking about the presence of God that brings transformation right in your home.
This will take stewarding it well in an atmosphere that is pure and holy. This is an invitation.
“Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.”Psalms 27:8 TPT
Seek: to find something, to look for intently (with earnest & eager attention)
With the seeking of His presence comes purity & holiness. Purity and holiness isn’t something that just comes when you work really really hard at it. Yes, we strive to remain holy by protecting what’s in us but protecting what’s in us happens when we seek His face. Purity and holiness come when we are seeking the face of the one who is pure and holy.
His presence brings freedom so it drives out the sin and bondage holding us to the impure and unholy things.
“Now, the “Lord” I’m referring to is the Holy Spirit, and wherever he is Lord, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 TPT
“Wherever He is Lord…”
So as we begin seeking him, those impure things begin leaving our homes, therefore the presence of God can stay and dwell.
We can’t look at the face of God and impure things at the same time. One or the other will leave. Seeking looks like intimacy. It’s searching Him out, finding out all that you can about Abba & in return opening yourself up for Him to do the same.
Intimacy is: in to me you see. It’s being totally vulnerable with the father.
True openness and vulnerability with the Father breaks bondage and brings freedom.
Stewarding the presence of God in our homes means no more bondage, which causes healthy families and healthy families make up a healthy church! Once we get free of all the junk & bondage, it becomes really easy to steward His presence in our homes.
Intimacy with The Father allows me to know where I stand with Him which destroys any intimidation that tries to come when stewarding His presence. It’s gets rid of the “I’m not enough, I’m not worthy enough” mindset. Intimacy allows me to know I’m righteous, I’m in right standing with God right now.
“For God made the only one who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 TPT
Once I know that & it gets in my heart, I can easily steward His presence with confidence. Then, I get to teach my family how to do the same. Healthy families steward the presence of God together. This destroys division & brings total health & wholeness. We also steward his presence well by not allowing negativity, ungratefulness, or complaining in our home.
“He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. [Rev. 7:17.] He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.” Psalm 23:2-3, 5 AMPC
Some of us have been so busy looking at what’s going on around the table, that we’ve forgotten a feast has been prepared for us with the Father. Feasting with the Father causes everything around the table to become less important & a lot smaller. When I seek & feast at the table He’s prepared in my home, my home becomes a place of peace & rest. Your home becomes a place where you’re refreshed & rejuvenated. It becomes a place that righteousness is found.
Because the presence of God is stewarded & the Holy Spirit is free there, Galatians 5 takes place within you & your home.
“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.” Galatians 5:22-23 TPT
Your cup now runs over & you have ALL that you could ever need to give to your family, church, community, & yourself…all because you steward the presence of God well within your home.