If someone were ask to describe you with one word what would it be? What is indwelling in your so strongly that it is something identified with you?
HINT: It is never what you think it is, believe me. When we look in the mirror we see something totally different than everyone else sees. We see what we want to see. So what do others see?
When we are born we arrive totally dependent on others for our existence. So from earliest moments we relate to 'others' before we learn to become aware of ourselves. If we were blessed with a loving family, we were kissed and nurtured and raised in God's light. We felt significant and loved and we grew up knowing of the Father's hand in our daily life.
Now what about everyone else?
They missed the nurturing. They might have missed God. They grew up feeling rejection, hurt and hungered deeply for attention they never received.
We are each a by-product of our environment from birth forward. We have the power to change. We can let go of that which no longer serves us. At any time we can seek God's light and presence in our lives. We can become a by-product of His indwelling grace and share His word and truth with others.
So what is indwelling with you? What is the one word people would use to describe you?
Words of the heart,
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21