Sacred – set apart for – Do you have a place you go to daily to recharge your batteries, rest your mind, speak to God and listen for his Holy Spirit? Each morning I go to my special place to praise and give thanks to God. I pray for my family, friends and God’s work and purpose here and abroad. This is a peaceful beginning to my day and prepares me for whatever the day may bring. I then begin my daily Bible study and homework from Bible Study Fellowship.
If you don’t have a special place, think about where that place could be for you. It could be a comfy chair next to a sunlit window or even a place outside where the view will draw your mind upon God and away from the daily grind. Susannah Wesley (1701 – 1800) bore 17 children, two which were John and Charles, the founders of Methodism. When she needed time to pray, it was said that she would take her large apron and cover her head. Her children knew this meant not to bother their mother during this time.
Another person that comes to mind, is the fictional character, Clark Davis in the movie, Love Comes Softly. Set in the wild prairie of Montana, with no church buildings, Clark had a special place with a panaramic view where he would pray, sing and worship. It was on a wooden bench similar to this one.
The wood on the walls and bench is Eastern Red Cedar. My husband cut the trees, sawed on his sawmill, planed and nailed the boards. If you have ever dreamed of building your own home or finishing a room like we did, I’ll be giving more details soon.