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Topic: HOME (02/07/19)
- TITLE: Home Court
By William Pinder
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After an efficient workout with the ball machine, John was relaxing upstairs at the Midtown Racquet Club.
He heard a calm, authoritative voice, “Take your shoes and your smelly socks off. For you’re on holy ground.”
Startled and looking around to see who was joking with him, he said out loud with a smirk, “Yeah, right. I’ve got to cut back on my caffeine intake.”
“John, I prefer not to tell you twice.”
This time the voice was louder and more resolute. John flashed back to the memory of his father talking to him. He knew what that tone of voice meant. John immediately pulled off his footwear while hoping no one was watching.
“John, I choose you as My son. I want to live in you for the rest of your life and for eternity.”
“I have an issue with long-term commitments. My marriage didn’t turn out too well, as I’m sure you’re aware.”
An evil voice hissed in his ear, “You’re not good enough to be one of his. You weren’t even adequate as a husband.”
“John, I have made you in My image, and I choose to make My home in you. The ball is in your court.”
“How in the world can I live a Christian life? After all my failures, you want me on your team?”
“Trust me. You may not be an all-star, but you’re not the worst person I’ve dealt with.”
The evil genius said with a venomous tone, “Remember what you said to your ex-wife. What kind of man would say that?”
“Don’t worry about what he says. You’re just a man in need of My grace like everyone else. What do you say to My offer?”
Feeling the warmth of God‘s loving presence, John’s heart softened. “What exactly do I have to do?”
“Read the first chapter of the book of John a few times, and we’ll talk again. This is the start of a good long-term relationship.”
Scripture: John 14:20
“And that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.”
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