He Is Your Sanctuary
A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary. —Jeremiah 17:12 (niv)
It was work time. The baby was napping, both of my older kids were at school, and I had a big deadline looming. But as I pulled out my laptop, I just sat there staring at the screen.
I was stuck. Frozen, really. For twenty precious minutes, my thoughts raced around in my head as my to-do list threatened to overwhelm me. Yet I was unable to type a single word.
“What is going on, Lord?” I prayed. “I only have a small window of time to get a lot done. Why am I wasting the precious minutes that I have just sitting here?”
Then my Bible, which had been unopened for at least a week, caught my eye. Instantly, I knew. I had been so preoccupied with getting my work done, in checking another task off of my ever-growing list, that I had forgotten to schedule time with God.
I picked up His Word and opened it to the last page I had bookmarked. I spent twenty precious minutes with Him, pouring out my heart and letting His truth soak into the fibers of my busy life. As I drew closer to God, my frozen mind started to thaw. Ideas started to flow. And words started to pour out of my heart.
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