“Location, location, location,” that’s the real estate mantra. No matter what a house looks like or the sad condition it may be in it can always be repaired or rebuilt. The location, however, is not so easily changed. Particularly, if there is a certain view that can’t be matched with landscaping caressing the horizon which can’t be found in another location. So, location for some is the deciding factor of whether or not they want to purchase a certain property.
As I was thinking on this-this morning I realized location is really involved in many areas of our lives, not just our actual residence because location is where we center things. It’s where we place and position our stuff. It’s where we are established.
When it comes to our Christian faith, where we are established and what is placed in position in us speaks volumes about where our heart is, and in it, what resides there?
The Bible tells us, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Acts 17:28). “In Him” is the location of the believer. Our hearts readily admit that God is our source and reason for existence. Every fiber of our being recognizes that because He is, we are. In the innermost parts of us, we see not only our physical lifeline being shored up in Him but our spiritual as well.
As the source of all life, God is also the source of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He is the reason we believe (Hebrews 11:6). In Him, we are located. In Him, we are found. God is the reason for us, and we, by faith, plant ourselves in that truth. Through Jesus Christ, our eternal lives are secured in Him.
When we get connected with God in such a way, God gets connected to us. He dwells in us (John 14:23; Ephesian 3:17) and He strengthens us by His Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16).
Plain and simple, when we are found in Him, He can be found in us. It’s all about location. And, in order to have Him here with me, I and you need to be where He is.
The first step is to make sure you are “in Him.” That you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior. That your eternal life is secured on the foundation of God’s loving sacrifice of His Son.
When you do that, you open the door of your heart to receive Him, to receive His Spirit in you. Acts 2:38 explains it like this, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost,” (see also John 3:5; which came with the evidence of speaking in tongues as shown in these verses: Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-48; 19:4-6).
God’s Spirit locates Himself in the crevice of your heart and soul and you move and order your life according to His leading and guiding. “The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you,” (John 14:26). When we are centered in Him and Him in us, our eternal location shall be established forever and we can live this life with full assurance that we will not be moved from His everlasting promise. In that coming day, as we come into our heavenly home, we can say, “I am here,” because we allowed Him in here ❤ . It’s all about location.