House Sitter #1

Our Spirits are merely renting a room in God’s house that He has given us to...

Elizabeth and I have been blessed with an amazing, what she calls, a “fur baby” named Charlie. Charlie is our 80lb labradoodle dog. We both absolutely love Charlie but for some reason everytime we go out of town we forget to ask someone to housesit for us until the last minute. I’m not sure why this is since we really do care about him. Needless to say, we always have a faithful friend or family members who answers the last minute call to Charlie and house sitting duty. We are forever grateful!

We always ask someone to house sit for us who is trustworthy, responsible, and mature.  There is no way we would ask a stranger or someone who is irresponsible to take on this great responsibility for us. Because our home, the possessions in our home, and our dog are important so to us, we want to make sure the person who is left in charge stewards them well. According to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, God has placed us as stewards of His home.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

There was a time under the Old Covenant when God’s  presence on earth resided in a box called the Ark of the Covenant. (1 Samuel 6:2) God changed that through the death, burial, and resurrection, of His son Jesus. The moment Jesus died on the cross the veil in the temple that separated man and the presence of God was ripped from the top to the bottom. (Matthew 27:51) This signified God giving all humanity access to Him through faith in His son Jesus.

Now under the New Covenant God’s presence resides on the inside of every believer. Our bodies are now God’s home. We do not own ourselves since we were purchased by God with the payment of His son’s blood on the cross. Our Spirits are merely renting a room in God’s house that He has given us to steward well. God has given us a great responsibility as His house sitter. We determine the looks, smell, and longevity of God’s home; our body. Our body is also a representation of God to the world around us who do not know Him yet. Therefore, it is important that God’s home looks excellent and presentable.

According to Genesis 6:3, God said our days on earth would be 120 years. We have been promised a long life. I don’t know about you but I don’t hear of many people living this long. The reason for people not making it to the 120 year mark I believe is because they don’t steward God’s home well. The things we eat, drink, the words we speak, the stress we choose to carry all effect our bodies and the longevity of our life.

God desires for you to live a long, healthy, and prosperous life. God wants you to accomplish every dream He has placed in your heart. You cannot function on earth without your earthsuit so it is important that it stays in top shape. Today ask the Holy Spirit to help you become a better steward of God’s home. He will show you what to eat, how to exercise, and give you the grace to follow through. God thinks a lot of you. After all, He has entrusted you with His home.


Brandon Burnam