Where do you meet with God?
Do you have a special place you go that’s just yours and His?
This photo with the mismatched blanket and pillow are exactly the kind of perfect holy spot. The kind of place where life happens and it’s messy, and it’s beautiful.
Alot of us find the best spots outside. You know, where nature consumes our senses and you can forget anything but the joy of just being. Here in Tennessee, there are countless places I’ve been left breathless by God’s creation. His creation is where I meet Him without any preparation. There’s no hushing the kids, closing the doors or turning off the TV. It’s immediate and easy.
But, I need Him each season and our perfect place demands to be under a roof and a blanket when it’s 5 degrees on a Thursday morning.
Where do you meet Him?
And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Matthew 28:9
There’s always been a place in my home that’s just mine and God’s. It’s where I open His word and listen for His still small voice long before children rumble about. It’s the same tiny bit of real estate that holds my steaming mug of coffee with cinnamon creamer, where I journal my prayers and ask the Lord to direct my day.
We each need a place.
Growing up, I would stumble into the kitchen where my Dad was already sittting at the kitchen table. His truck driving career not only provided the neccessities for our family, Dad was also the earliest riser. While I know he and the Lord spent much time in the cab of his diesel truck travelling millions of miles over his lifetime, Dad’s first spot of the day was the spot I remember most–in our kitchen.
That left a lasting mark on me.
The Lord will meet us where we’re willing to meet Him.
Don’t Wait for Perfect
Joanna Gaines is pretty much everything I want in a gifted home decorator and a neighbor and a sister and a PTA-mom-friend and a–well, you get the picture. She’s my secret wannabee girlfriend–exceptionallly talented in creating home spaces so warm and welcoming. I just dig her ability to see what I rarely do. Have you noticed how often she uses old, worn and oftentimes discarded pieces to create magic in a home?
I strive too often, to have a perfect home, instead of a holy home.
I’m pretty sure Joanne Gaines would tell any one of us that we can do the same thing. Sure, we may not think we can do it as well as her, but we can create a space with an old pillow, blanket, candle, soft music and bring our own mug to the tiny table there. God is into the transformation business. Maybe that’s why we love Mrs. Gaines’ show so much. Old becomes new–just like what God is doing in you and me. Transformation happens when I surrender what I want and rest in just enjoying God with all that God has already given me.
God’s Word and home go hand in hand. With Him we’re home. With Him we’re accepted. With Him we’re never too old, worn or discarded. He wants to meet us right with we are.
So, create that space to meet with Him. Tidy up that corner of your room, cover that threadbare chair with a warm blanket, light a candle and settle in, sweet friend. Make this place your place. A holy place your children will remember. The place you met with God each and everyday He blessed you with a sunrise.
P.S. If you need encouragement to have some quiet time with God each day, make sure to join our Grace & Truth Living #ReadtheBible Facebook Group. We’re waiting with open arms.