Thursday, March 20, 2014

What pictures hang on the walls of your imagination?

In the past few months, I’ve gained perspective on being God’s dwelling place. But it has  also sobered me on keeping a clean house. Solomon said, “Keep your hearts [house] with all diligence” (Prov. 4:23). 

Each of the Apostles had a way of expressing housekeeping: “Keep yourself in the love of God (Jude 1:21); “Keep a good conscience” (1 Pet. 3:1); “Keep yourself from free from sin (1 Tim 5:22); “Keep yourselves from idols” (1 Jn. 5:21). And Jesus' all-encompassing  command, “Keep My Word” (Jn. 14:23).

If your heart was a ‘house of thoughts,’ would kind of residence would it be for the Holy Spirit? Oswald Sanders asks, “How uncomfortable would you be if others saw all the pictures that hang on the walls of your imagination.” If we are to keep a clean house, we must be daily washing in the Word, and confessing our sins to be cleansed from all unrighteousness.(Eph. 5:26; 1 John 1:9).


  1. Isnt't that awesome that the only thing He requires of us is a willingness to do His will, to adjust to His commands? He is not asking for the power to obey HIm -which is amply supplied by Him- but the disposition to be acquiescent to His will.

    Thank you Greg for the refreshing words of truth that you generously share with us. May the Lord richly and exceedingly abundantly supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

  2. Indeed He has and He will. We are all coming to know him as the Lord of Glory in our hearts.