Hebrews 9:8 English Standard Version (ESV) By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing.
What makes room for Christ to enter, to abide in us?
John 12:25 English Standard Version (ESV) Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
We cannot make room for Jesus if we love our lives more than we love Him.
John 6:56 English Standard Version (ESV) Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
It is important that we understand that truth and wisdom come from the sacred heart, the dwelling place of the Most High God.
1 Corinthians 6:19 King James Version (KJV) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
We are not our own, we are His and all that we are and will be is because we surrendered our lives to Jesus. He is our Lord to do with as He pleases. Because He is loving, kind and gentle His approach to conforming us is a soft touch and slow progress. He accepts willingness on our part as an indication to proceed so that each step taken in obedience of faith will not have to be repeated.
What has happened to me to be conformed followed these steps. Any missteps on the way were all caused by my choosing a path to take rather than waiting on God’s direction. God is patient and kind. We are impatient because we have been taught to get results. Effort produces results.
Romans 8:5 English Standard Version (ESV) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.