12th July 2020

Making Room 

“My Father’s home is designed to accommodate all of you. If there were not room for everyone, I would have told you that. I am going to make arrangements for your arrival. I will be there to greet you personally and welcome you home, where we will be together.”
John 14:2-3 (The Voice Bible)

What do you do in a 3-bedroom home when you grow into a 5-bedroom family?

A man was faced this very dilemma. His family had outgrown the small house he and his wife lived in. Moving wasn’t an answer and staying together went without question. But they weren’t worried. They had a plan for expansion. The house listed three bedrooms but hidden behind a small door was a surprise. It led into a huge unfinished section of basement that more than doubled their sleeping quarters. The man knew how to prepare that area into extra living space when needed. It took time, and some blood, sweat and tears, but in the end, there was plenty of room for everyone in the family.

This story reminded me of another carpenter whose Father sent him to make preparations to expand the family. His name is Jesus. Only he wasn’t just adding a few rooms to a house. He was preparing a way for everyone to live with his Father.

Have you ever been told that you need to make room for God in your life? That may sound like a daunting task considering how big God is. But Jesus has another word for you. He wants you to know that his Father makes room for you. The Apostle John wrote down Jesus’ words: “There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I’m on my way to get your room ready, I’ll come back and get you so you can live where I live” (John 14:2-3 MSG).

Jesus’ Father does not intend to live without you. It took Jesus plenty of blood, sweat and tears. But you can rest assured, knowing that the Father’s house has a room prepared just for you. 

Prayer
Holy Father, thank you for everything you do for us and have planned for us. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Amen
 

Study presented by Jeff Broadnax

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About the Presenter:
The Day by Day each Sunday is taken from ‘Speaking of Life,’ (https://www.gci.org/videos/media-speaking-of-life/ ), a public resource video on the USA website of Grace Communion International. Jeff Broadnax is a GCI Elder in Grace Communion International in the USA and serves as National Coordinator of GCI Generation Ministries.

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