Friday, March 18th, 2011
Where Do You Live? (Part 3, Conclusion)
The Only Home Worth Having
And Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, 'What do you seek?' They said to Him, 'Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?' He said to them, 'Come, and you will see.' So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day.
John 1:38-40 (NAS)
Actors, models and talent for Christ: where do you live? You live within the Body of Christ. But, 'Where are you staying?' You're staying in joy, passion, and peace. What are you passionate about? Performing, faith, and love.
When Jesus met His first disciples, they were fascinated. They wanted to know more about Him. They wanted to know where He lived, so He invited them to come and see. What Jesus showed them had little to do with his home or furnishings, since He was a humble Man. What they found had everything to do with His lifestyle: His faith.
When you meet agents, performers, assistants, neighbors, and fans, they will be intrigued. God not only made you talented, but also charismatic--like Jesus. You're way out of their norm. Where 'you live,' your life off stage, will be intensely interesting to them. Look at the popularity toward lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Whether you are famous in your community or the entire world, you inspire people. Whether you are rich in money or possessions is of no importance, because you are rich in Spirit and talent. As God instructs, you welcome interested strangers to your private life, to your home in the Body of Christ.
On stage they see an excellent performer. Off stage they see an excellent person. Many people have never met anyone like you. Since you are 'Abiding in Him' (1 John 3:15) with His Words 'Abiding in you' (John 5:38), your Home will soon become clear.
Some of your fans will want 'in' to the peace, joy, and exuberance of your lifestyle. Where you live is the example they need to choose a home of their own.
Because in the construction of our lives, Jesus is the only Home worth having.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Where Do You Live? series.