What happens when God moves from guest to owner?
Guest or Host?
So these two dudes invite Jesus into their home to break bread with them. We know them as the Emmaus Road disciples. Look at what Jesus did once He got there. He took, blessed, broke, and gave bread to them. He was serving them…IN THEIR OWN HOUSE. Jesus went from guest to owner in an instant.
That was my problem before God really transformed my heart. I wanted Jesus to be a guest. But He knows nothing else but being a host. He is, after all, The Lord of Hosts. Here’s the thing we need to be sure about. We’ve spent so much time in our lives inviting Jesus as guest. We’d do our little once a week church thing, but didn’t have that transformation we have now. We gotta make sure we don’t unintentionally move Jesus back into that guest role in our lives.
That means we recognize that provision…comes from Him. And that’s not just lip service. The same level of dependence we had when we were broke, should be the same level we have when gainfully employed. That keeps Him in the place of host of our lives. We also recognize that all of our revelation…comes from Him. He’s not a guest we invite into our church services. He’s not a guest you invite to your blog for a “guest blog post”. He’s the host. He’s the one who works powerfully to save souls. We’re mere vessels. Temples of God, filled with His presence. That’s what happens when God moves from guest to owner.