The older I get the more I come into my own skin. I know who I am and I know who I belong to. I also become more aware of the spiritual world and the forces around us at work, both good and evil. I desire to raise children that know the Holy Spirit on a deep and personal level. The other day I had a conversation with the girls about why we left our last church. I won't mention the name, but in a nutshell I never heard the name of the Holy Spirit mentioned from the pulpit. I enjoyed the pastor and the people and that's what kept us there longer than we probably should have stayed. As we were chatting about it Sydney said, "Mommy you can't have just Jesus and God. You have to have the Holy Spirit too". At 9, she gets the Trinity. Jesus left a free gift to us in the Holy Spirit. So many Christians, including myself, forget this crucial part of Christianity. We walk around hopeless and defeated, racked with anxiety and fear. This is not living friends. He has so much more for us.
I am thankful the Holy Spirit led us back to a place that is familiar to us, with an amazing pastor, one who is longing for revival. We are getting ready to embark on something life changing for our family and I will tell you I have had many thoughts of inadequacies and "what the heck are we doing moments". These thoughts are straight from the pit of hell. We know God has called us for such a time as this. That's where I must rely on the Holy Spirit to put the devil in its place and to ask for more of Him. Doubt, confusion, worry, fear, etc. all come from the enemy.
What are you fearing today? What are you believing God for, but questioning if He will really come through for you? Brian and I had a lunch meeting today and I was reminded that anytime you step outside of your comfort zone and believe God will show up and doing the remarkable, you will always be faced with opposition. Satan is on the prowl and ready to devour anyone standing in his way. We are living in times where Christians must take up the armor of God and go to battle. The battle that is fought and won on our knees. We have to pray like we have never prayed before. I am constantly talking to the Lord throughout my day. It really is the only way I make it. It may sound cliche' but it is so true. I continually have to ask Him to fill me up. One way we do that is to listen to worship music in our home. We are huge Lauren Daigle fans at our house. We have her record on repeat at our house, that is if I am not listening to a podcast. That's another blog post coming soon. Enjoy this video of one of my favorites and be reminded that the Holy Spirit is waiting for you draw near to Him. Breathe O breath of God, Breathe.