Good morning, Beautiful Dwelling Places of the Most High God:
Today’s devotional is an extension from yesterday. Yesterday we spoke about living our lives in such a way that the Holy Spirit loves to dwell with us. Today, I would like to talk about how to prepare to be a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit.
In an article entitled, “Nesting During Pregnancy,” the American Pregnancy Board speaks of a term called “nesting” and why pregnant mommies do it. The articles states, “You might wake up one morning feeling energetic and wanting to clean and organize your entire house. This urge to clean and organize is known as nesting. Nesting during pregnancy is the overwhelming desire to get your home ready for your new baby.”
Initially I couldn’t figure out why the Holy Spirit kept putting the word Nesting in my spirit. Then I realized that we, as Christians, are doing the same thing that expectant mothers do. We are preparing our temples, our bodies to be a dwelling place for the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
English Standard Version (ESV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Be blessed today. Like an expectant mother, continuously keep your life open and ready for the Holy Spirit to come and dwell.