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The Secret to Having God Hang Out at Your House

The secret to God’s presence in your home isn’t rocket science!

Does your house seem like the kind of place where God hangs out? Do you want your kids to have God encounters? Would you like to experience more of his presence?

Setting an atmosphere for God to walk among us in our homes requires that we wear the mantle of a servant.

Since most of us already feel we do the chores of a servant, wearing the mantle shouldn’t be too big of an adjustment.

It’s the heart attitude that separates a servant from a slave.

It was Jesus who stated that the greatest among us would be the servants, and that we would find Him hanging out with those who serve.

Washing feet was the job of a servant, yet Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and asked that we do the same (John 13:12-17).

When we work in the yard, clean the house, or set a nice dinner table, we are creating a physical atmosphere of comfort for our families, and welcome for our guests.

The secret to God’s presence is simple…

When we do so with the heart of a servant, a spiritual atmosphere is created for the presence of God to move among us.

Chore lists are important tools in teaching your kids responsibility, but do you also talk with your kids about a right heart attitude in doing those chores?

A servant’s heart isn’t something you can dictate—it must be cultivated through relationship, prayer, and the Spirit Holy.

If you want God to encounter your kids at home—even in the midst of their chores—you have to first set the spiritual atmosphere by serving your family with a right heart.

What are you doing to set an atmosphere for God to hang out at your house? Do you model a servant’s heart for your family?

In Him together, Susan Gaddis

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Donna

    Wise words, and practical. “When we do so with the heart of a servant, a spiritual atmosphere is created for the presence of God to move among us.” Amen

  2. mary

    Best sentence in my day: “It’s the heart attitude that separates a servant from a slave.” Simply stated, but powerful when employed. Thanks :-).

  3. Susan Gaddis

    I like “practical,” Donna. I’m glad you do too. But I find that the wisdom only comes in the doing.

    Mary–I knew you’d like that sentence. It is also my favorite. (Is it wrong to have a favorite sentence in a post you write? Hadn’t had that thought before. Hummmm.)

  4. Joan

    Very timely….and a good reminder. As usual Susan you are right on time.

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