I wanted this week’s In His Presence article to be one of encouragement. It’s tough to carve out those daily times with the Lord, especially this time of year when things can get pretty hectic with the oncoming holidays. But I want to encourage you to keep trying. It’s vitally important.
I believe that Satan is trying really hard to undermine the very fabric of our families. During a sermon series on prayer, our preacher clearly informed us that probably nobody else is praying for our family – our spouse and each of our kids by name. It’s up to us. We want our husband’s mind to be guarded and the fiery darts extinguished. We want our children to begin to see God’s plan for them and to make good choices.
I want to encourage you to create a special place for your quiet time. A place that is inviting and one that you are relieved to retreat to. Jesus prayed in a garden (Luke 22:39-41); Daniel in a roof chamber (Dan. 6:10); Peter on a housetop in Joppa (Acts 10:9); Martin Luther in an upper room in Wittenberg, (a place that is still considered sacred).
Where do you go to pray? Of course we can pray anywhere, but I want to encourage you to find a quiet place, maybe by a window, and place a comfy arm chair, table and lamp there. Place a candle on the table. Do this special thing for yourself this weekend.
Maybe you already have a special place where you like to get Into His Presence. Link up and share with us. It may spark our own imaginations and give us some great ideas for creating our own spaces.
In His Presence Friday Link-Up Details
Every Friday we will link our blogs for a glorious time of sharing and visiting each others’ sites. In His Presence link-up topics may include posts related to prayer, seeking, and hearing from the Lord. Photos with Scriptures or quotes on seeking His presence are welcome. We will even be pinning some of the weekly link-ups to Mentoring Moment’s Pinterest board! Please choose to add the In His Presence link-up button or a link back to the weekly In His Presence post. Once you’ve linked up, visit two to three other sites that are linked up too–and encourage your sisters in Christ by leaving a comment.