Holism to me involves the spirit, mind and body. Only when we begin with the source of love and identity can we truly embark in the adventure and journey of knowing ourselves and fall in an endless love with our spirit because we understand that we were created in the image of perfection.
The bible tells us:
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful. I know that full well.”Psalm 139:14
In order to trust that the works of God are wonderful we need to believe that He is a God that wants what is best for us.
How do we develop such trust in a being we cannot see or tangibly feel? How do we cultivate a relationship with someone who at times feels so far?
For me, the adventure of the spirit begins with matters of the heart. How is it that my best friend became just that? How do I fall in love? What is it that allows for me to believe in the goodness of others against all odds?
Simple, relationship and the food for my heart just so happens to lie in its majority with physical touch, words of affirmation and a close third, quality time. Often times we hear these buzz words and believe them to be applicable to family and lovers but seldom do we think of God as a life long partner when the beginning of life is rooted in Him.
This week I want to encourage you to explore what your love languages are and how those can be applied to your relationship with Christ as you explore the spirit that lies within you.
Just in case you need some ideas I’m going to share the things I implement to help feed those areas of my heart and spirit:
Physical touch – I’m a huge sucker for the beach and for me there are few experiences that allow me to feel the closeness of God the way I do when I’m sitting on the warm sand or being embraced by the morning wind and salty waves. It’s a moment that screams out, “I’m here, I love you.”
Words of Affirmation- The bible is the ultimate love letter, a testament of a God that at all costs wouldn’t give up on its true love. Despite the faults and lack of reciprocation, He really did chose me before I chose Him. In the famous words of Meredith Grey, “Pick me, choose me, love me.” I encourage you to look at the bible as a personal love letter to you because the reality of it is that if you would’ve been the only one that needed saving, He would’ve left the 99 for you.
Quality time- This one to me is a bit more simple. Put your favorite worship album on and just be in His presence, go for a drive in your car and thank Him for all you see and hear, plan a bible study or book club and dive into some quality time digesting what God wants to say to you. The possibilities are endless and I cannot wait to hear what you implement for your personal journey of the spirit.