Consecration is the key.
For the last few months, my friends and I have been getting together once a week to study God’s word together. We have had the best discussions and I have felt such wonderful connection with these ladies and an increase in my spiritual capacity.
As we wrapped up today, I thought about what I have learned over the last six months. And what my most important takeaway would be. It is this…
I know that the restoration is continual. I know the restoration is personal. I am a working progress. Sometimes restoration is messy as God strips off layers of the world and my natural man tendencies. But as I allow Him to do this, what is revealed is my hidden characteristics that need enlargement in order for me to become more like my Heavenly Parents and realize my true potential.
The word I chose to focus on this year was balance. I know I struggle balancing my work, family needs and relaxation time. I wanted some awareness and some answers in this area, because I tend to be an all or none girl. I have realized over the last 6 months that balance doesn’t always look balanced. Rather it is paying attention to what my spirit needs and what God would have me do. Sometimes it is going all in and sometimes it is stepping way back. The key is to consecrate all that I do to the father. That consecration makes Him my partner. It also changes the very nature and my attitude about the thing I am doing, even cleaning my house. It can take mundane things and make them holy.
I am grateful for the restoration process taking place in me. I am thankful God is willing to take the time to uncover the pure spirit and glory underneath the layers of life, busyness and distraction I have accumulated. I am humbled by the knowledge that as we partner together, this consecrated and continuous process can help me become my highest and best self, that queen that He has seen in me all along!