Yesterday I sat at my dining room table, two books and a Bible, my glasses, sitting in front of me. There were dishes in the sink. A load of towels folded in the chair. Not exactly a sacred place.

And yet it was.

As I read, these words begin to sink into my heart:

Unshaken trust.

Boundless mercy.

Enduring Hope.


Overflowing Love.

These were the words that wrapped close around me. I didn’t sit down expecting that sacred moment, and yet I was graced with it.

In scripture we see God as a shelter, covering you and I under His wings. That’s what I sensed. It wasn’t a sacred place, per se, but it became sacred in His presence. In the middle of dirty dishes, my to-do list for the day, a bowl of half-eaten cereal by my elbow, God showed up.

What might we miss when we fail to carve out space in our day for God? I don’t want a service or event to replace what God intended for me from the beginning, which is relationship.

To live free, you and I need God because we’re making decisions, choosing what to say, where to turn, how to find joy, relating with others. If those everyday moments are first bathed in a sacred encounter, how different might they be?

Or perhaps the better question is: how different would we be?

To live free: Make space for God

Scripture: He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4 (NLT)

Today: Make time and space for God.