Didn’t you know that I had to be in my Father’s House

Luke 2:49 

“Are you so closely identified with the Lord’s life that you are simply a child of God, continually talking to Him and realizing that everything comes from His hands? Is the eternal Child in you living in His Father’s house? Is the grace of his ministering life being worked out through you in your home, your business, and in your circle of friends? Have you been wondering why you are going through certain circumstances?  In fact, it is not that you have to go through them. It is because of your relationship with the Son of God who comes, through the providential will of His Father, into your life.

You must allow Him to have His way with you, staying in perfect oneness with Him. The life of your Lord is to become your vital, simple life, and the way He worked and lived among people while here on earth must be the way He works and lives in you.”

Oswald Chambers

When we live this way we do not have to struggle to find– our purpose; we walk in it; our ministry, we just do it; our strength, it is His. His fruit is ours, His peace is ours, His strength is ours.  It is in us because we are in Him; abiding, resting, waiting, listening… simply living in His House, living out from His House , living in His Grace.       But we do not do this daily, do we? I take up my own purposes, I build my own kingdom, I live in my own strength, I rebel against His providential circumstances that He sovereignly brings my way. And oh, what problems this brings to me, when I live outside of Him, outside His Word, outside His power.  I must turn from my flesh, my pride, my selfishness, my sin.  I must humble myself and enter His House, abide there, take up residence again in Him, just settle down and make Him my home. In truth He never really left, but I closed myself to His life in me, choosing to go my own way, live in my own house, with my own ideas, in my own strength. And that does not work!    May I simple humble myself to His Love, His goodness, and enjoy Him.  May I walk with Him and live in Him and Jesus promises that out of me will flow living waters….