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:
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.
I love those moments!
Aren’t we BLESSED to be loved by such a sweet God?
“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.”
Beautiful. I love this message. Thank you as always.
Hugs in Him,
Oh, GOD is SO awesome! Thanks for the reminder that my “sacred place” doesn’t have to be perfect for Him to show up.
Love this entry. I was just thinking how I need MORE quiet time with God. Life is soooo busy, sooo loud, soooo comsuming at times. But…when we get into His Presence everything slows down, all is quiet and we become consumed with nothing else but Him. This is the place I love to be. Thanks for your encouragement to carve out that precious time. It reminded me not to let anything get in the way of it. God bless!