On the farm we practice something called the ABCs, a type of liturgy we speak to God and over each other (usually in pairs) every morning when we gather, an invitation to open our spirits fully to God and close them to anything else.
A is for Attention.
In the name of Yeshua (Jesus), I call my spirit to attention.
Spirit is the best part of me, the part created to commune with God, the part stamped with His image. We are not bodies temporarily inhabited by spirit. We are spirits temporarily making use of bodies on loan. So spirit wake up within me and live to your fullest potential.
Spirit rise up and take your rightful place, seated with Christ in the heavenly places.
I am a daughter of the King and fellow heir with Christ. I belong in the throne room.
Christ is in the driver’s seat.
I relinquish control of my agenda for the day. I want God to lead, to determine what is important, to guide my thoughts, my actions, my interactions. He will see and hear things I will not. I want to be attune to Him, to hear and see those things too.
Soul and body get in the backseat; submit to my spirit and the Holy Spirit.
The soul is made up of the mind, will, and emotions. Without the spirit my soul is left to earthly reasoning, striving to be good out of sheer willpower rather than grace. Living from the soul is living from the flesh. So we ask our will, our thoughts, and our emotions to be subject to the guidance and governing of the Spirit.
Then we speak blessing over one another. I bless you with revelations of the Father’s love. With joy welling up from gratitude. With peace that surpasses all worldly understanding. I bless you to know you are a daughter of the King, that you are filled with grace and beauty, that you have an inheritance in the heavenly places… every morning the blessings are different, but they fill our hearts with reminders of truth, with the space to claim our God-given identities and step into the day with confidence.