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  • Writer's pictureShawn Ammons

My House Will Be A House Of Prayer Part 2

In Matthew 21:13, Jesus quotes from Isaiah 56 in regard to the sin that was taking place in the temple, God's house. He said, "My house shall be called a house of prayer." God desires a transformational, intimate relationship with each one of us.

It is easy to settle for shallow relationships in our world of hurry. Without realizing it we can sleep in a hurry, get ready for the day in a hurry, drive to work/school in a hurry, get our work done in a hurry and the next thing we know, hurry is attached to every area of our lives. When we are in a hurry we can easily go about our days without acknowledging God or engaging in an intimate relationship he so desires with us. The Bible tells believers that our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Just like the temple in Matthew 21, we are invited to be people of relational engagement in prayer and worship with God. It does not matter where we are or what we are doing. God desires transformational intimacy with us.

Psalm 127:1 says, "Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."

Let’s seek to live an unhurried life. Let’s fight for a deep transformational relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Let’s allow God to build our families and churches for His glory.

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