“The Good Idea”

I would like to share with you my blog site entitled “The Good Idea.” These good ideas will inspire, encourage, and bring pondering thoughts and laughter to each one in different ways. It is my desire through the precious Holy Spirit to help people reach their true identity in Christ. Ready, here we go…..

Today my husband, George, sent an email to me regarding inhibiting vs inhabiting. Oh this is a good one. It reminds me of when the Lord spoke to me regarding reflection vs. projection…..we will speak on that another time…but for this one, let us continue.

To inhibit means to hinder, restrain, prevent. To inhabit means to occupy. Well, let us ask ourselves would I rather be inhibited by people or inhabited by Jesus? I probably know the answer to that question.

To be inhibited means to be less than we are. To be inhibited means that we sit back thinking that we have nothing to offer and even if we did, well we would probably be wrong….am I right about that? I can say that is true because I too have suffered from being inhibited. BUT NOT ANY MORE.

Why? Because Jesus inhabits me. He inhabits my praises. He moves me along. He “parted the sea so I could walk right through it.” True, very true.

Have you yet allowed Jesus to inhabit you? Have you yet allowed Jesus to take up residence in you? To lead you, to guide you, to love you, to make a way for you, to be the love of your life? Have you allowed Him to define you?

When we stop letting a circumstance or another person inhibit us, (yes we do allow this) we will find that strength comes from Jesus who inhabits us.

Easier said than done, I know. I have been “working” on this for years. The more I allow Jesus to inhabit me, the more I allow Jesus to define me in Him. It then becomes harder to inhibit me. Let Jesus make the difference in your life…..Father inhabit me!

– Nancy


I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

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