Let the Word of Christ – the Message – have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Colossians 3:16 MSG
As newlyweds, my husband and I used to butt heads over who ruled our newly formed roost. We both learned through a bible study group that God wanted to have full rule in and over each of us. I confess, I wasn’t happy about it. I wanted as much control as possible to keep things the way I wanted them. As my husband came from a very unpredictable home and had become very independent as a result, this ‘lone wolf’ flaw in us both wasn’t a great pairing in God’s eyes.
Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. Colossians 3:15 MSG
As I matured in my faith and became a mother, I realized my tendency to ‘lone wolf’ was not something I wanted to pass on to my children. I asked Holy Spirit to uproot whatever He needed to for me to experience freedom in that area. Peace started flowing as I let go of my baggage to receive His hand of grace.
I sensed the only way home was going to be less of a battle ground was to invite God to move in and take over the running of the place. Knowing I am meant to complement my husband so we both use our gifts and raise our children for His glory reminds me to focus on His ways when the lone wolf tries to rear its head again.
I have come to realize when God is in His rightful place and I am in mine bowed humbly before Him, our home fills with His Presence in a way it cannot when I am standing in the way.
God, You desire for us to invite You into every part of us, so we can become the vessel You long for us to be. Help us to seek You and not head off in our own directions. Unite us as only You can do!
I bear my soul – invade every part of me. Come so close, I can feel Your heartbeat.
Let Your fire consume what is not of You… – Jeremy Camp, “Spirit Now”