We are most comfortable in our place of dwelling because we have power and control in our homes. When hosting others, it is our responsibility to make them feel welcomed and to treat them with great hospitality and care.
When hosting others, we exemplify the principle of service and seek to deliver care to make their experience enjoyable.
Saint Dwywen’s message of today is that our faith in God can be likened to that of hosting others in our homes. With God we find comfort, peace & security, and we are called to be good hosts to others who have yet to experience his graces.
“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”Psalms 46:10-11
God welcomes us into his kingdom with open arms, and we are reminded to do the same for others to bring them into his fold. For it is through our hospitality and sharing o our faith as Christians that others will be made known of the wonders of God.
Hosting our Humility
God promises that those with humility shall inherit the kingdom of God.
In the course of our existence as we journey through life, we may often lose focus. The quest for survival may blind us into seeking material wealth at the expense of our spiritual wealth.
When God blesses us with the resources necessary for survival, we may lose our focus and begin to praise ourselves claiming that it is by our power that we have acquired material success. In the real sense, our pride will only hinder us from giving God all the glory as well as appealing to him to continue blessing us.
Saint Dwynwen is reminding us that pride comes before a fall thus we need to host our humility in God’s name.
Just like in the parable that Jesus taught us in Luke 18:9-14, about a Pharisee and a tax collector.
The Pharisee tried to bring justifications before God on how good and upright he had been, whilst the tax collector repented his sins and begged God to have mercy upon him while he acknowledged that he was a sinner.
Jesus concluded that those who humble themselves will be exalted while the proud will be humbled.
Just like the tax collector, we are called upon to let go of our pride and admit our sins to God. If we come to him in humility, he will certainly listen to us and command the heavenly hosts to our aid to answer us.
Accessing the Spiritual Domain
By virtue of being believers, we have the power to access the spiritual domain through prayer.
Prayer is not just a mere formation of sentences but it involves something deeper than what the physical eyes can see. It is a matter of connecting with the divine power of Christ and communicating our intentions to our loving father.
Saint Dwynwen is revealing to us that there is immense power in prayer. She tells us that if only we knew the power that lies in prayer, we would spend every minute of our lives releasing our spirits to ascend to the spiritual domain realm.
In the bible, 1st Samuel 1: 10-11; Hannah prayed to God in deep anguish and wept bitterly saying,
“Lord Almighty, if only you will look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.”
The holy spirit was interceding for her and her spirit has ascended to the spiritual domain that Eli the priest thought she was drunk. Later on, God answered her prayers and she bore a son and called him Samuel.
Just as she had promised, she dedicated the boy to serve the Lord in the temple. In a similar manner, we will encounter some challenges as we seek to be prayer warriors because the enemy knows the power that prayer holds.
With this in mind, he seeks to distract us probably through the use of sleep, electronic devices and even friends. However, if we understand what is required of us, then we are certain to defeat him and successfully we can always access the spiritual domains.
In conclusion, we are reminded that our God is Omni-present thus we can call out to him regardless of the time and location. Just as we are able to access a website from all areas of the world, we can access God anytime. Like the internet facilitates accessing websites, our faith enables us to reach out to God as well as feel his presence in our lives.
Prayer to Saint Dwynwen
Dear Saint Dwynwen, I thank you for revealing to me about the power that lies in the heavenly host as well as the need for me to access the spiritual domain.
I beseech thee to intercede for me that I may learn to discern the intentions of the enemy so that he may nor be a disruptor to my spirit whenever my soul seeks to ascend to the spiritual domain.”