Saturday, September 3, 2011

Haven of Rest

Our library is my favorite place to read my Bible and pray because I can close my door to avoid interruptions. When the telephone rings during my private times, I thank the Lord for voice mail.

My husband embraced a better idea this morning. He took his huge Alaska coffee cup full of his favorite blend and his large print Gideon New Testament outside. Daisy followed close behind him, twirling her tail in a circle with happiness. 

As I look out the library window, I see him sitting in his favorite lawn chair by the fish pond where neither I nor the phone will distract him. Do you know better place to talk to God than in the midst of nature He so lovingly gave us?

I see Daisy trying to nuzzle her way under Craig's arm with her nose. Looks as if she's competing with God for Craig's attention. But soon she will relax and lay at his feet, as usual.

Jesus said to enter our prayer closet and pray in secret.

Where is your private sanctuary?

                         Husband's sanctuary
Do we Christians desire, above all else, to sit and learn at Jesus' feet the way Mary, (Martha's sister) did when Jesus visited their home? Martha showed more interest in preparing the meal than listening to the Teacher.

What would you have done? I'd probably organize a potluck dinner so the kitchen helpers would have equal opportunity to sit at His feet and hear every word.

“Let us go to the sanctuary of the Lord; let us worship at the footstool of his throne.”Psalm 132:7 NLT

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