My favorite spot to talk to God is on my living room couch. I treasure my early mornings where I get to read the word, post scripture on my social media, write in my journal, meet Jesus in my secret place, pray and worship. I call it my Jesus and Coffee time.
For the past few months, I have felt the Lord prompting me to spend some special time in prayer in the sanctuary of my church. (I didn’t know it at the time, but I am not the only one who has been called to do this ☺️)
It has been a very frustrating couple of days and when I had an unexpected cancellation on my morning “to-do list”, I found myself driving to my church.
As I walk in, my heart is heavy as I question why this “thing” happened. I march up to the front of the sanctuary and plop down into the chair. I desperately need to get to that place of ‘Be Still and Know...’
I know what I am supposed to be doing there. I am supposed to be speaking God’s Word over my nation, my state, my city and my church. I am supposed to be praying for the sick and the lost. I am supposed to be taking up territory for the Kingdom. THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT ME!! 🙄
As I quietly sit there, I feel a slight shift in the atmosphere as His presence surrounds me. I am moved to tears. He is such a good good Father. I feel His nod, in the spiritual realm, as if to say ‘It’s okay, daughter. Let’s talk about you right now.’ And now the tears are flowing.
I am so confused Lord! As I pour out my heart to the One who created me, His unending love and compassion flows through me and washes away the confusion and the hurt.
I am reminded of who I am in Christ and that greater is He that is in me that he that is the world. 1 John 4:4
I am reminded that Jesus has given me authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm me.
Luke 10:19 NIV
I am reminded that no weapon formed against me shall prosper...Isaiah 54:17 NKJV
I am reminded that I am a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that I may declare the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
I am reminded that God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Thank you, Papa, and I promise the next time I come here I will fulfill my assignment like the warrior that I am!
OH YES! You can bet I will be back. I know I can pray anywhere because God is everywhere. But there was something so very powerful and special about the stillness of the sanctuary. There were no distractions. It was just me and my King.
I walked into My Father’s House as a bedraggled kitten and walked out as the roaring lioness You created me to be!
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10 NKJV
Blessings, my friend
Seek His Goodness