Accommodate the kingdom of God

15 Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. Colossians  4 vs 15 NIV

As the apostle Paul concludes his letter to the church at Colosse, he makes a mention of a woman named Nympha in the last chapter. He says give my greetings to Nympha and the church in her house.

In the Bible, we have some silent heroes. People who were doing the work of God but really get no recognition beyond a mention. This woman Nympha earns the mention of the apostle because she had opened the doors of her house to the church. People were coming to her house to meet as a church. I find it interesting also how this woman’s name was mentioned. Had she been married, it would have been her husband’s name that Paul mentions. So this woman was probably a widow.

I want to ask us today, are we willing to accommodate the church of Christ in our lives? Are we willing to open our doors to the work of  Christ. Now here is the thing, before a house is opened, a heart has to be opened. Had Nympha’s heart not been touched the doors of her home would never have been opened.

I urge us today as the body of Christ to accommodate the work of God in our lives. Is it money that is needed to fix a leaking roof? Accommodate by contributing. Contribute your skills, your knowledge and your time to the work of God. Open the doors of your home for prayer groups to meet. Spend time cleaning the chairs or benches in church. Let your life be open to the growing of the kingdom of God.

Whatever God has blessed you with, it is sufficient for the work of His kingdom. So I want us to pray, and ask God to touch our hearts. Let us pray from the grace to accommodate the kingdom of God in our lives. Sometimes we fail to notice the need in the house of God. We fail to see lack. But let us pray for the grace, to have hearts that are willing to work for God.

Prayer

Holy Spirit touch my heart. to be able to use all that i have for the glory of my Father. Help me to open my life to the expanding and glory of my Father’s kingdom. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Further reading:Matthew 8:20

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Declaration of Faith

I belong to God. All of me. My body belongs to the Holy Spirit. It is His temple. Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.  (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, ESV) This temple that is me shall not be defiled but kept pure and holy.

My soul belongs to Jesus Christ. He paid the price for it on the cross. I am no longer condemned There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  (Romans 8:1, ESV). I now belong to Heaven. When my body dies, my soul will go to Heaven where it belongs because Jesus bought it with His blood.

My spirit belongs to the Father. then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.  (Genesis 2:7, ESV). I live because of God’s breath. My spirit is the one that can enter into the holy of holies when I pray and connect to God.

I make this declaration in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. 

  • I make this declaration whenever I feel my old life trying to resurface. Whenever Satan tries to make me feel I am not good enough for Christ, I reassert my position. That I am born again. That I am saved. I am a new creature.