Lord, Make Yourself at Home
Romans 13:14 (NIV) Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

I have a cousin who ‘thinks’ he is mad at me right now, but it’s okay. I’ll be waiting to move forward with him when he surrenders his anger to God. You see, my cousin and I grew up in the church together. He can sing the hem out of a hymn! I was with him the day he asked the Lord to make a home in his heart forever. But I noticed that he’s been struggling lately, and I told him why. My cousin has his own house, and he lets his sister make changes in it anytime she wants. She may bring in something new that makes the house look better, or she may take something out that is of no more use. He says he likes for her to make herself at home when she comes over. So, I used that as an analogy to tell him that God is trying to do the same thing in His heart, but he keeps blocking him. God convicts him of things in his heart that he needs to let go of, and instead of being obedient and letting go, he struggles with God. He wants God in His life, but he’s bucking some of the changes God requires of him. So, he ‘thinks’ he’s mad at me because I called him out. The Lord is making Himself at home in my cousin’s heart. He’ll eventually give in to the Light. He’s not mad at me. My cousin loves me. I know this, because I know how much He loves God. When God moves in, He changes things for the better. Does the Lord have the housekey to your heart?