Lately, I can’t seem to get that song “Love Is An Open Door” out of my head. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, the song is from the movie FROZEN, which my family cannot stop watching. In case you’re curious, here’s the YouTube link. The melody is infectious and I really love the lyrics, particularly the line, “Our mental synchronization can have but one explanation, you and I were just meant to be!”
“Mental Synchronization”…that’s a great way of saying “We know each other’s thoughts without saying a word.” My wife, Karri, and I have “Mental Synchronization.” Most of the time, I know what she’s thinking before she even says it, and the same goes for her. After 18 years of marriage we can pretty much finish each other’s sentences. After 18 years of marriage we can read each other’s minds. After 18 years of marriage we typically don’t even need to ask each other’s opinions. In fact, quite often we’ll say, “I know what you’re going to say about this before I even ask, but what do you think about ________?” That’s mental synchronization.
Karri and I haven’t always had mental synchronization: it’s something that has developed over time. It’s taken years of relational investment, years of emotional vulnerability, and years of learning to set aside our pride. And it’s a never ending process-we must still ask how the other is feeling or what we’re thinking because we don’t want to take each other for granted. Plus, we’re always learning and growing, and it requires intentionality to maintain mental synchronization. If we stop communicating, we will lose the “synchronization” and it will just become “mental”.
One of the questions I get asked frequently is “How do I know God’s will?” In other words, “How can I experience mental synchronization with God?” Recently, I read a post from Oswald Chambers, entitled, “The Secret of the Lord”, that spoke about this very thing. Chambers wrote, “…as we grow spiritually, we live so fully aware of God that we do not even need to ask what His will is, because the thought of choosing another way will never occur to us.” In other words, The more intimate you become with God, the more in step you are with His will. You will no longer need to agonize and debate your options because your ongoing intimate connection with God, made possible through the Holy Spirit, will instinctively guide you to know what God desires for you. That’s “Mental Synchronization.”
This week, may you spend more time in your relationship with God so that your intimacy with Him will deepen and so that you will experience “Mental Synchronization” with your Heavenly Father.