Make Room

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Mary and Joseph desperately needed a place to stay. While traveling on a journey, in dire need, no one was willing to make room.

Today, we too struggle with making room. Our lives and homes are filled to the brim with work, activities, and stuff, most of which have little to no eternal value. We are good about making others feel like burdens and invaders.

Interestingly, according to the Census Bureau, we have increased our living spaces and decreased our family sizes. Why is there no room?housing1

My mother used to say,

“It’s not about the room you have in your house, but about the room you have in your mind and heart!”

It’s true.

Christ calls us to make room for Him and others. In doing so, we invest in our future in eternity.

Don’t let those pass by whom God places on your path and who need room in your life. Maybe by moving some things around in your head and heart (and sometimes in your house) you will find that there is plenty of space for Jesus and people. I even want to step out in telling you that you won’t regret it. It might be hard, but with God’s help and Christ’s heart, you WILL be blessed with treasures that far outweigh earthly treasures.

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot

 

(Words and picture Heidi Viars, 2014,
graph taken from American Enterprise Institute, Mark J. Perry)

19 responses to “Make Room”

  1. Amen Heidi – and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Ben ~

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  2. this reminds me of a ten minute long clip I just watched this morning by Ray VanderLaan, entitled ‘making room for God’. mind blowing. 🙂

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    1. What a powerful video! I just watched it and it truly moved me. What a God we serve, who would come to dwell with His people … and even sent His Son to rescue them. So glad we crossed paths. Merry Christmas, Haley.

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  3. Beautiful Heidi and a powerful encouragement to stop allowing God opportunities to pass by. Rearranging. Blessings

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping in, Tom. Blessings to you as you rearrange.

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  4. WOW this is good, Sister–I’ve made plenty of room for Jesus, but I confess I’m selfish and possessive of my time with Him…..sometimes I’ve been pretty good at making room for others, but I still need to work on it.

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    1. I am grateful to our loving God for His patient leading and always allowing me to grow in Him. He is gracious and kind.

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  5. Thank you, Heidi , for helping us to make room in our hearts and homes for what matters to Him! God bless you muchly!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie, for your encouragement and always kind words. God bless you this Christmas and always!

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  6. Pretty ornament, and some words for thought. Thanks, Heidi. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you as well, Patti

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  7. Tears Heidi … This has been very strong on my heart these last few days … The Lord is so precious in bringing His precious Son to us exactly at the perfect time … Always. Merry Christmas dear friend. May it be extra special for you and your loved ones xxx

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    1. Merry Christmas, Liana! Thanks for all you do for the Lord and for showing us how to have room for Him. Blessings to you!

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  8. Hallelujah and Praise God, our Savior has come! ~ Have a Merry CHRISTmas and a Blessed New Year Heidi ~

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    1. You have been on my mind this Christmas. May He fill every crevice of your soul and may He continue to spill into your writings and poetry. You are an encouragement to many, sweet sister!

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  9. Reblogged this on Daylight Tune Ministries and commented:
    Do we make rooms for God in our lives?

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  10. Merry Christmas, Heidi!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, dearest Rene! So glad for you, my blogging friend 🙂

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