October 23, 2020
Dear Cathedral Family,
…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Just like creation demonstrates and reflects God’s glory, God wants the same thing to happen in our homes and our relationships – for us to have God’s glory on our house. Last Sunday, we started taking unpacking what that looks like and how we can experience it in the first installment of MIND BLOWN: Family Edition.
If you missed it, be sure to watch or listen soon. We talked about what life was like in the Garden of Eden when God originally created mankind. Imagine what it was like to live in a perfect relationship with God and each other! It was literally like heaven on earth. Then the Fall happened and everything changed. The glory departed. Shame and blame came – along with broken relationships between mankind and God and between Adam and Eve.
But Jesus came thousands of years later to give us a way back to God’s original design! To bring restoration and healing to our broken world and relationships.
What does that redemption process look like in a family? Between a husband and wife? In the relationships between parents and children? How do we bring the glory back? The first step is inviting God to help us and have His presence fill us and our home.
Here’s a sample prayer to get you started:
Lord, we welcome You into our home. Come build our home like You intended it to be. We know we cannot do it without your help. Be our strong foundation. Teach us how to treat one another with honor, love and respect. Help us choose kind, life-giving words. We do not want to give any place to the enemy, so please show us any bitterness or unforgiveness that needs to go. Fill in the gaps. Repair the damaged places. Thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness. We choose to serve You and put You first. Let this be a place where Your glory dwells. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I’m so looking forward to this Sunday as we continue looking at the family through a biblical lens and how we can experience the restoration and glory that God desires for all of us! We’ll be worshipping together in-person at 9am and 11am and via Facebook live and Livestream at 11am.
See you Sunday!