There are many of you whom I have called on, to make your home a safe place for My wounded sheep to gather and be healed. You are worried and concerned about how your house looks. You make a big deal about dust and dirt that has collected, and striving to get everything perfect, you often suffer from anxiety robbing your peace and joy just before people arrive. You must change your priorities because it is of key importance that your spiritual house is clean and neat, but I could care less about your physical house. I was not brought up in a barn, but I started out in a barn. I slept wherever I could and slept even on the ground at times, with no place to lay My head! Matthew 8:20. A little physical dirt never bothered Me.
One day I was speaking at a home meeting at Mary and Martha’s house and Martha started to irritate Me! She was running around the house, complaining about Mary not helping her prepare food, or clean up the hair balls, and dust. Mary could have cared less, because she had chosen to make sure her spiritual house was clean, which is all I’m interested in. I finally had to say to Martha, “you are worried and troubled about many things:  But there is only one thing that you really need to be working on: and Mary has chosen it, she has placed all her effort in cleaning and filling her spiritual house, which shall not be taken away from her,” Luke 10:41-42.
The religious people of My time had their houses spotless on the outside, but their spiritual houses within were full of dead men’s bones, and full of all uncleanness, Matthew 23:27. By the way, they were also the ones that ended up crucifying Me! I could care less if I meet you and those My Father is rescuing, in a barn, or a mansion, as long as your heart is full of love! Never let the condition of your physical house determine where I can meet and heal those My Father is drawing. You are required to make sure your spiritual house is a safe place where people are loved, accepted and fed and I will do the rest! So forget about your physical house and concentrate on, “having fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover the multitude of sins.  and always use hospitality one to another without complaining,” 1 Peter 4:8-9.
This word is for all who believe, not just home meeting hosts!
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with tv and radio, teaching, and preaching. As a retired businessman, Jim helped to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He became His banker and was privileged to give His money away, wherever He decided, so he also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his Lord, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lived every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.|