Welcome to Day 1 of ‘5 Days to Becoming Goddess of your Home‘. Today I will share about respecting and honoring your Deity. This angle in which I share my personal journey with Jesus may seem different to many Christians, but I hope you’ll see the beauty in these simple ways in which I show my spiritual affection for my Lord. It is known in Christianity that we are a Royal Priesthood with direct access to God through our faith in Christ. We also have the freedom to worship Him as we feel led by the Holy Spirit. My family walks an organic path in Christ outside of organized Christianity, so we find ways in which to worship him in our own home.
In most Christians churches, they observe what we call The Lord’s Supper. This is a spiritual practice through a tangible tradition. In the days of the Hebrews, they did not celebrate the supper with a cracker and plastic shot glass of grape juice. They celebrated with a full feast. In our home, we also celebrate with a full feast. We plan evenings where we prepare a large meal in remembrance of him and we invite others to join us. We believe in inviting loved ones to participate in this feast by having them arrive early to help prepare the meal, set the table, and share personal testimonies of God’s goodness in our lives. But today I want to share what I do on a more personal level on a daily basis.
The apostle Paul gave us a different perspective on holy days and foods in our spiritual practices. He said that whatever you eat, or don’t eat, do it unto the Lord. I set aside Sunday mornings as my ‘day unto the Lord’. I brew hot coffee and set out to spend time in meditation of his goodness in my life. It can become very easy to simply let life pass us by without realizing that we haven’t taken time for him in our lives.
I carefully select which buffet of spiritual food to dine from on Sunday mornings. There are a couple of blogs in which I glean inspiration from, a few different podcasts to challenge me, and various music to uplift my soul. On a daily basis, I do something very unique. Many Christians speak of their morning prayer time, but I don’t view prayer as a time to recite a ‘to-do’ list to my Lord. Paul says in Galatians that the mystery is revealed, Christ in you. I believe Christ resides within my ‘heart’ and therefore speaking to him can be done anywhere at anytime. Yet I find more fulfillment by allowing my ‘prayer time’ to be a time of silence and listening attentively. For me, this can only be done by rising early in the morning before anyone else does. And since two of my four children also rise early, there are days when I remain in my room so I’m not interrupted. Once I feel that my mind and soul is prepared for the morning, I brew my coffee and have my morning time for dining upon Spiritual ‘food’.
These are the spiritual practices that help me get my mind and soul focused on Jesus each day.
1. I breathe deep. I breathe in long, slow, and deep breathes. This is something that I think we take for granted, fresh air. The ability to breathe without machines or tanks of oxygen. With each long breath, I ‘drink’ in the air and as I exhale, I express gratitude that I can even accomplish this with my 39 year old lungs. I give thanks that the Spirit empowered me to quite smoking when I was 19. I give honor in my mind to my Lord for the creation of plants that produce the very oxygen that we breathe.
2. I stretch and breathe again. As a Christian, we view our bodies as the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Giving what my body needs is giving what my Lord needs. When I stretch during deep breathing, I’m sending oxygen into my muscles and this warms my body naturally. With each stretch and deep breath, I give thanks for my health, for the strength in my legs to walk, and for my heart that keeps me alive.
3. I sit in silence and focus. I sit quietly and keep my mind quiet and open. I’m keeping focused on the spiritual things that might take place during the day and mentally reject any negative emotions that try to siege me early in the day. If a negative thought continues to attack, I deal with it immediately with grace. I visualize setting that thought on a ‘shelf’ for now and get back to my spiritual practice of silence.
4. Get centered in my Anointing. In the Greek, Christ is Χριστός which means Anointing. He is my center and as I sit in silence, breathing deeply, I get my mind centered on ‘him in me’ (Galatians 1:27}. I take this enormous thought of my Anointing being within me and allow myself to feel the empowerment of that Anointing. Realizing the power we have within plays a very important role in how we live out our daily lives.
5. Walk into my day with my Empowerment. As I set out on my day, I keep my focus on how I live and breathe each moment of the day in this Anointing. This is very important in this journey of becoming Goddess of my home. Being soul conscious of ‘Christ in me’ is the very core of respecting and honoring my Deity, Jesus. When I walk in this awareness, each step I take in this journey is centered on Him. This is the very foundation of Becoming Goddess of my home.
I hope you’ll join me tomorrow for.. “A renewal of your mind about yourself.. You’re the Lady of your Manor”
To find out about this project, read 5 Days to Becoming Goddess of Your Home