There was once a great and wise Architect. In fact, He was the wisest of all Architects. This Architect had lived in many different kinds of dwellings. Some were temporary, like a tent. Others were more permanent, like a house. Yet none of these dwellings fulfilled His deepest desires.
I’d like to start today with a reminder of our reality. For believers, the Eternal Temple of God is made up of His people in Christ. This Temple is also referred to as the House of God. It is God’s dwelling place, His sanctuary, where He tabernacles, where He rests.
If you’re not familiar with the parable of the prodigal son, read it in Luke 15:11-32. It's a great parable, but naming it "The Story of the Prodigal Son" is a bad name for it. Perhaps a more accurate title would be “Two differing misunderstandings of Father and His House."
So, Bridget and I have been married for almost 19 years. For at least 10 of those years (I really think it’s more), we’ve dreamed of building a house. To feed that dream, we’ve gazed upon easily thousands of various house plans. Yeah, we’ve looked at them, studied them, saved them, rethought them, deleted them, and saved them again.
Over the next few months, we here at 3rdRace.org are going to explore and unfold God's Purpose as it is summed up in Christ. There are several different aspects to describe this enormous purpose, including a House, a Body, a Bride, and a Family. The first aspect we'll begin with is...
I wanted to share these words of wisdom below from T. Austin-Sparks regarding taking time for prayer. How easy it is sometimes for us to be so busy doing important things, especially activities we feel God leading us to do, and we neglect taking a pause from the busyness and praying the things God has placed in our hearts.