Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
So many of my Christian blogging friends have shared their daily practice of rising early to greet the day in reading and meditating upon the Word, spending time pondering and reflecting upon scripture, and engaging in meaningful conversations with God. If you have been following my blog these past two weeks, you are aware of my Lenten discipline to spend time with God every morning before I even turn on my computer and respond to the demands of the day.
Before our recent home renovation, I was using our kitchen table to settle down with materials gathered in order to put this invaluable time into practice. No longer! In our modest, but intimately reformed middle bedroom, I've created a lasting space and place for morning worship. My solitary place. Surrounded by the reminders of God's love for me, it is the perfect environment to simply be with Him.
Trusting in His presence and promises.
Dwelling with Him as I read His word and gaze out the window at His gracious creation.
Writing out my thoughts which He inspires.
Resting in His everlasting arms.
Prepared to begin my day on the narrow way and to keep it there in faith.
Do you have a special place set aside in your home where you daily spend time with God?
Prayer: Father, may we always realize and treasure the necessity of spending intimate time with You each and every day. Allow us, by Your Grace, to seek Your wisdom and love so freely offered, and claim it in quiet and solitude, knowing You hear our prayers and are working within us to help us remain on the narrow way. In Jesus' name, amen.