Recently she moved out of the home of the family that she is working for and moved into an apartment of her own.
She texted me the other day and said that her apartment had been broken into. Her new tv and her mail was all that was gone. She texted me the next day and her neighbors apartment had been broken into. There was evidence that the landlord was the thief.
I was encouraging her in the beginning to get some deadbolts on her door. After the last report, she was ready to move.
John 10:10 again....."The thief comes but to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that you might have life and that more abundantly."
Sometimes we allow the thief to be the landlord of our heart. We can expect him to do his job and wreck havoc with the dwelling place of our heart. However if the Lord is our LandLord He will provide us with an abundance of peace, joy, love, kindness, goodness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness, and patience in abundance.
If Jesus is the LandLord of our heart, He will help us to protect the heart and keep the enemy away.
My husband was coming in the back door of our house the other day and let out a big scream. He never, ever does that so I was really shook up. He began to do a little dance. There was a tarantula that had slipped in the door when he opened it. He didn't reach down to pick up that huge black beast, he was shoving it right back out the door with his feet.
My husband is the landlord of our home. He lives here with me. He wasn't going to let that beast come in and take anything from us.
The Lord Jesus is so good at protecting the door of our home. He can spot the enemy and give him a boost right back out the door. I guess I could have said, "Honey, please let that sweet spider live with us! He won't hurt anything."
We do that sometimes with the enemy. We invite him into our lives and then expect him to behave.
We must remember the enemy will always have the nature of a thief.
He will always steal.
He will always try to kill and destroy.
The Lord will always bless our abode with an abundance of all that He is made of. The Lord does not share any of the attributes of the enemy. He is not in our lives to take from us. The Lord is a giver, not a taker.
He wants us to have life in abundance.
He will build us up and restore our souls.
I am keeping my LandLord. He is the best! How about you?