I know what you’re thinking… Another marriage post. Not quite. In fact the two I’m referring to is you and your Heavenly Father. How to go from being separate in thinking and doing, to becoming so in sync with your Father that you have a mind like God. Think like Him, make decisions like Him, and act like Him. It is only until you have a complete renewing of your mind (Ephesians 4:23) that the unity can take place.
After taking notice that the Holy Spirit had lost its place in many homes I was pressed to start this blog. Our hearts desire should be to mirror God in every thing we do. From folding laundry to picking up dry cleaning on Saturday morning. The Holy Spirit wants to consume our lives but we have to created a welcoming atmosphere for Him.
In order for the Holy Spirit to come back into our kitchens, laundry rooms, and minivans we must start to court our groom again. Spend quality, meaningful time in the presence of God. Talk with God, cry out to Him, share our thoughts, desires, and needs with Him. I promise if you make time for Him, if you start having daily dates, you will begin to hear quite clearly His instructions, nuggets of wisdom, and even words of affirmation. When you worship God He will fill up your love tank. He will satisfy your mind and body more than anything on the Earth ever could. Titus 2 Women, change your attitude about how you spend time with God, from wanting to go on speed dates with Him reading your 10 minute morning devotional while packing lunches with GMA blaring in the background. To wanting to have those long walks on the beach where you loose track of time because you’ve been gazing into His eyes for so long, staring at His face, studying every freckle and wrinkle.
I remember when my sweet husband Erick and I were courting we were so in tune with each other that he knew what I was thinking and I knew what he was thinking by just looking at each other. Today that has ballooned and we now finish each others sentences, and often beat each other to doing something the other was planning to do. There’s not a day that goes by where you won’t hear the sentence “aww man, you beat me to it” in the Castelin home from either Erick or myself 🙂 we are truly one flesh, a unit, a two person power team. That should be the same with you and Christ, your groom. There shouldn’t be a second thought about how to handle any challenging situation when you are walking hand in hand with the Father. The Holy Spirit should be on the inside of you helping you to navigate through life. Seek Him in how to start that business, how to handle your defiant child, how to pay down that debt, how to be a more submissive wife. Welcome the Holy Spirit into your life by spending time in the presence of God. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” Don’t allow the world to trick you into believing God is some far away being that doesn’t have time for your silly little mommy problems. He wants to be close to you, inside you, filling you up so that your overflow can spill out into the world. Yes, your world of bibs, crock pots, and Disney Jr shows is important to God. The other wives and moms you come in contact with are important to God.
If you are reading this and have not established a relationship with God, and accepted Christ as your savior this is your moment!!! It doesn’t matter of you are reading this on your iPhone while waiting for your oven timer to beep. Pray this prayer with me. I assure you your life will be forever changed. You will become a better Woman, wife, and mommy once you have.
I accept your great big gift. I believe that Jesus died for me. That may sins would be washed away and I am made perfect in your sight. I thank you for loving me enough to send your only son to suffer and die so that I could live an abundant life. Father fill me up with your Holy Spirit, let it overflow into every area of my life. I love you Father! Amen.
If you just prayed that for the first time ever, or just recommitted your life life to Christ I would love to hear from you! I’m so excited for you because I know that you have just become one with the Father, you are no longer alone. There is now unity in your heart and will be unity in your home. Enjoy the greatest gift of all, and that’s to unwrap something new about God every single day for the rest of your life. Uncovering His goodness, and wonder learning everything you possible can about Him as you will be forever courting your Groom.