When you host the presence of God at home and wherever you are, you and your household will be blessed!
But what does it mean to host the presence of God? It means putting God first in everything, consult Him in whatever you do (sometimes taking time out to seek Him for specific guidance and revelation, other times just obeying what’s already in the Bible – which obviously means you and I got to read and know the Bible if we want to live and be blessed as a child of God. What kind of child would one be if they are clueless about what’s on the Father’s heart and mind?!)
Hosting the presence of God is about being mindful of Him all the time, remembering and knowing that He is with me at all times. This is on the one hand encouraging and empowering, yet on the other hand, it keeps me accountable and holy.
Hosting the presence of God is also about spreading the fragrance of Christ wherever we go so that people around us see the beauty of Christ in, with and through us. We represent Christ all the time whether we are conscious of it or not. And people around us are watching us whether they give us feedback or not. Our prayer and hope is that they will be attracted to Christ because of how we represent Him – His love and His truth.
When we host the presence of God, He arises and His enemies scatter, His blessing will be upon us, others will be blessed through us and our households will be blessed for generations to come!
1Chron.13:14 The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house for three months, and the Lord blessed his household and everything he had.