Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head." – Matthew 8:20
I read a great devotional tonight from Oswald Chambers “My Utmost for His Highest” and I found it insightful so I included some excerpts below:
“As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him – to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses.”
We live in a world today where Jesus is given little to no room. In Jesus’ time, the reason for this was often ignorance. Indifference and being too involved in their own lives were also factors. This may be why today we are seeing people give God little to no room as well.
Some questions to consider: Do you have a careless attitude about the message of Jesus? Does the Word of God move you to action? Or is the busyness of your life the reason you no longer have time for Jesus?
Today, will you choose to continue to fight with God for room in your life or will you humbly step aside and give Him full reign?
Let us examine our hearts (see Psalm 139:23-24) and ask ourselves why Jesus is given little room in our own lives. Once you’ve found your answer, give it up to God and then give Him a “place to lay His head.” (If you think you have given God full range in your life, I would like to remind you – “there is always room for improvement!”) =)
Chambers advises us, “Keep your life so constantly in touch with God that His surprising power can break through at any point. Live in a constant state of expectancy, and leave room for God to come in as He decides.”
May our hearts be like a stable, open and transparent, so that, as Jesus comes by, He can readily see what is in our hearts.
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