Col. 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.”
Ephesians 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.”
To dwell means to take up residence. Look at these verses above. We are to invite (let) the Word live in us richly. We invite Christ to take up residence in our hearts. We are not asking Him to drop by for a visit. We are asking Him to move in. When He does, He brings all the riches of the fullness of grace with Him, and the result is that our minds and hearts are taken up with Him.
But we need renewal. We need daily cleansing, daily indwelling, daily renewal. Just like our homes need constant cleaning and upkeep, so do our hearts. Our homes are subject to daily wear and tear as well as long-term decay. We have to stay on top of it, constantly cleaning and renewing, straightening and scrubbing. In the same way, our hearts are subject to daily distractions and disobedience. They need Read More