“Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.” (Matthew 8:14-15)
Having a true relationship with Jesus Christ is for all times and all places. So many times we see people who try to act right by going to a church service only to come back home and act any way they please. It is easy to judge other people’s hypocrisy by not living up to Christian standards in the home or in their places of business because hypocrisy is so easy to see and so very rampant in our religious societies. For years, people have tended to believe that God is ‘at church’, or up in heaven somewhere and so they leave Him there when they walk out of the doors of the church facility or the place of meeting. This is the belief of the religious.
If we have truly given our lives to Christ, we know that this is not the truth. The Holy Spirit has come to reside in us and we in Him. God is above all and in all. Abiding in the life of Christ is to cheerfully know that He comes to our house and lives in us. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. This is the new birth that Jesus spoke of. Although this may sound redundant, too many folk do not realize the truth of the life of the kingdom of God that He dwells within you. So, no matter where you go, the Holy Spirit is there abiding in you. It is wonderful to know that no matter where you are, the Holy Spirit is there to be with you, to touch, to heal, and to spiritually guide you into all wisdom and truth.
Jesus is showing us that just as He went into Peter’s home, He desires to come into your home and He sees and knows all your needs even before you ask. “And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” (Matthew 21:22, NASB). The relationship of our Lord with His disciple is as we see here with Peter. Allow Him to be Lord in your life and all that He is, He will be in you…in your house today.