Trading Spaces - The Reveal
When people see God's redemptive show unfold in your life and mine, what do they do? As they walk through our "house," the rooms of our relationships, emotions, and actions, do they react with "oohs and awes" or tears and sobs.
We've got to understand the biblical importance of the house. In the Old Testament God was in the house. He dwelt in the tabernacle and in the Temple. In the New Testament he was out of the house as God revealed himself through the person of Christ. And now the Bible says we, as Christ-followers, are the house, the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit of God.
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" (1 Cor. 6:19). Since we are the house, the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit of God, our life is all about revealing the décor of the Designer.
The question is, What do others see as your life is revealed? As people tour your life, they are yearning to see what the Designer has done. When people tour homes, they get ideas. When people tour your life and mine, what kind of ideas do they pick up about marriage, child-rearing, priorities, honesty, or generosity.
If you are a Christ-follower, God wants to design a model home out of your life. So don't conceal God's design...reveal it, because the ultimate goal in life is to simply reveal the glory of the Designer.