Make Your Home in Me Reflection by Michelle Gelineau
Have you ever experience a time in your life when you have felt like something was missing? Have you ever felt unworthy or unloved?
You are not alone.
I have experienced times in my life when I have felt unsatisfied, unloved and broken. My identity was a mystery. I had an unknown purpose that I was trying to find as I wandered through the world in my attempt to fill a void.
As Jesus, my Savior, wandered without a home and without a place to rest, so did I find myself roaming in my life. I searched and continued to feel empty. My heart had become hardened and nothing or no-one could fill the void that had been left there from life’s experiences. I felt destined to live my life in a broken state of confusion and guilt.
That’s when the unexpected happened, Jesus made His home in me! I gave Him an invitation to come into my life and in that moment, He unlocked the door of my heart to receive His love.
Jesus comes to each one of us and says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20
I had thought that I had been left alone to figure out life on my own. But the truth is, I was never really alone and neither are you. Jesus promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” Hebrews 13:5.
He means that promise. He wants you to welcome Him into your life in a new way.
Jesus gives himself to you free for the asking. Open yourself up to His love through prayer and repentance and allow Him in, so that, “Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” Ephesians 3:17.
- What does your life look like at this very moment?
- Have you asked Jesus to make His home in you and be a part of every aspect of your life?
- Is there something in your life that you are holding back from Jesus and not giving over completely to Him?
Take some time and spend it with the Lord. Open your heart to receive His love and mercy. At his very moment He is waiting for you.
“Lord, come into my life in a new way today. Allow me to see the areas of my life that I have not given over completely to you. Help me to trust in your love for me and give me the courage I need to offer you my life. Make your home in me Lord. I love you. Amen.”
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Michelle Gelineau is a woman on fire for the Lord. Guided by the Holy Spirit, she founded the Give Him 5 Ministryhttp://www.givehim5.net/ with the mission that every person would know Jesus Christ in a powerful, life changing and personal relationship. She loves to encourage others in their faith journey as a spirited speaker, worship leader and as the author of her book, To KNOW the Savior- A Prayer Guide and Journal.
Visit herGive Him 5 Facebook page to see more of her inspiring prayers and posts.
Michelle lives out her love for the Catholic Faith at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, Minnesota