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Spiritual Spaces

Spiritual Spaces by Elizabeth George

“And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;” Isaiah 32:18

Our home should be a peaceful, loving place of rest. Most importantly, we should have a place or a spiritual space to escape when we desire or need to spend time with the Lord.

I have made such a place in our home…

I have such a space in our home. We discovered an old desk some time ago and brought it home. It has now been a treasured item for many years. I have found that I greatly enjoy having a quiet and serene little place to study, write, pray, and just bask in His presence.

I often hear moms say they don’t have time to read or spend alone with Him. I empathize with this, but I also know that if Jesus Himself had to have time alone to pray, then shouldn’t we? In this day and age, you can play the Bible from your phone or computer, or better yet, have your husband read to you in the morning or at night. The Word changes us, and spending time with Him is what brings us peace and joy. That is especially needed at times when we think we don’t have time for it. For those blessed to have spare time, an excellent way to go about this meeting time is to make your place a sanctuary.

Every morning I grab my Bible, a pen and notebook, and start my day with Him… right there. A Bible of every kind can be found on the top shelf of my little desk, but my favorite, the one that contains all my most precious thoughts and revelations, sits on the desktop. Devotionals, prayer books, journals, and notebooks line the other shelves.

Of course, I also have every kind of bible study book you might need: concordances, bible dictionary, bible encyclopedia, bible artifacts guide, and others. All of them are books we’ve collected since we’ve been married. Tissue, post-its, pens, colored pencils, bookmarks, paperclips, and other necessities are always within an arm’s reach too.

On the walls surrounding my desk, I keep photos of family and friends. In fact, everything that is close to my heart is close to this desk. Then, when I begin studying, I have everything I need. And when I start praying, I don’t forget anyone.

We must study His Word for ourselves. Pray. Seek. He will answer you.

So there you have it. One of my most favorite spaces is my spiritual space. It brings me so much joy to be there with Him. What about you? Do you have a favorite “spiritual place” in your home? Is it a room? A closet? maybe a chair? Leave your link below and share with us today and, if you have them, even share some photos. We can always use the inspiration!

"And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening came, he was there alone." Matthew 14:23

RESPOND:

Lord, help me choose You and Your Word as my source of strength and refreshment each day. I want to deepen my understanding of Your love and Your will so that I become a mother who invests in her faith and family with everything she has and is. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

A Mom After God's Own Heart
A Mom After God’s Own Heart — These upbeat and to-the-point offerings give you daily direction and confidence for the amazing privilege of loving and raising children.

 

REFLECT:

Read one chapter of the book of Proverbs each day (hint: read the chapter that correlates to the day of the month).

REMEMBER:

Your time in God’s Word is time He’ll use to make you a mom after His own heart.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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