Co-habit- to dwell with one another or share the same place When people choose to cohabitate it is a sign of relationship. Think about it, when you get married you don't keep living in separate houses, you move in TOGETHER. You CHOOSE to dwell in the same place.
I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever, that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be IN YOU. (John 14:16,17)
The very Godhead CHOSE to come and DWELL IN US when we got saved. The moment you gave your life to Christ, He came and made a dwelling place in you. It was a sign of relationship. He was saying, now I will be with you as Jesus said... FOREVER. He wants to be with you.
It's a sad thing to watch a married couple that finds no joy in cohabitating, no intimacy, no romance, no excitement, and no great depth to love. You can be cohabitating with someone and barely have a relationship with them.
This morning as a friend and I were discussing how incredible life withJesus is, I wondered how many people are simply cohabitating with the Holy Spirit? How many of us the very presence of God dwells on the inside of us and yet we rarely spend time with Him, enjoy Him, or even speak to Him?
I want to encourage you today. God chose to come cohabitate with you. He DWELLS IN YOU. He is there for YOU and oh what a joy He is. The more time I spend with Him the more passionately in love with Him I fall. Head over heels in a love sick, full of joy, overwhelming, intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe and Savior of my soul. Don't let Him just dwell in you, allow Him to be apart of all that you do, every moment of every day, let Him speak, guide, help, encourage, love, romance, challenge, convict, exhort. Fall in love with who He is. Just as couples are first married and co-habitating is FUN, EXCITING, ROMANTIC, INTIMATE...
Be restored to the joy of your salvation and remember that your Beloved is with you, always, forever. Oh how much I enjoy life with the Holy Spirit because He doesn't just reside with me, we are in close knit relationship.
Be Blessed, J. Tate