When I first started Guard the Door, I felt that God was telling me to write about marriage, relationships, and family. The whole idea behind the name, came from a song called ‘Love is Worth Fighting For’ by Warren Barfield from the movie, Fireproof. There is a line in the song that says, “May God send angels to guard the door.” That idea stuck with me. Over and over when I read my Bible, I would see guard your heart, guard your mind, guard your mouth, and now, in a song, it pulled everything together and said guard the door. To me, guarding the door meant that we needed to protect our homes, make them a sanctuary. To not allow things in, that were better left outside, and to not let things out, that should remain inside.
As I kept blogging, I felt like I should expand on that a bit, bring in the things that were important to me…faith, family, & fun. While I noticed you appreciated all of those things, God showed me that there was a common thread that ran through my posts, and one that seemed to be what most people were searching for.
Normally when I would think of the word harmony, I would think of it in terms of relationships. The dictionary definition means agreement or being congruent. Getting along with each other. But then God showed me something new. A new way of thinking about harmony. Harmony redefined.
Harmony just isn’t about relationships, it is about life. I looked up the musical definition of harmony and it is more closely related; the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect.
Now it was starting to make sense to me.
I believe that most of our angst about our lives not being what we planned, is because we are living a life that is not congruent with who we really are. The concept of harmony that we are searching for has to do with designing a life and lifestyle where all the pieces work together to create a beautiful, & gorgeous masterpiece. But the masterpiece has to be congruent with who we are inside. Not what other people want for us, or who they want us to be. True congruence/true harmony comes from having our inner and outer lives in sync. Isn’t that what we all want? We don’t just want a great relationship, or a beautiful home, or anything apart from the others. We want harmony in all areas of our life so that our life plays out like an amazing symphony. But how do we do that? How do we design that type of life? How do we take our everyday life and blend it seamlessly to create harmony in our homes and life? How do we bring our adventures in travel, back home with us? I bet you didn’t even realize that you were probably already doing it without even thinking about it. How can you find out who you are, and how you can be congruent.
So once again, Guard the Door is redefining itself. I invite you to join me on this new journey to find harmony redefined.