Scriptural Gem for December 2015

In Deuteronomy 6:23 we read: '...He brought us out from there (Egypt) to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors.'
But much earlier, in Exodus 29 God speaks the following words:

Exodus 29:46: 'They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them.'

It is interesting to contrast these two readings - one representing the human perspective and the other God's perspective... This is the golden thread that runs from Genesis 3:9  ("Where are you?") all the way to Revelation 22 - God's desire to dwell with us, to make His dwelling in us, making us one with Him again.
Dear friends, if our Christianity exists for any other purpose such as 'a better life' or 'blessings' then we have already lost the plot. The question we need to answer is not "Am I a Christian?" The question is "Does He dwell in me?"

Father forgive us for making Christianity what it is not. Empty us of ourselves that we may be your dwelling place. Amen