With the many events that have taken place over the course of the past few months, I find that my time there has been limited and moments few. My soul yearns for quiet extended time to soak in all that God has to offer me there, for it is my sacred place.
My sweet friend in Franklin, TN knows me well and we have spent many moments together on my porch. She knows too of its importance in my life and how God uses this space to minister into the hearts of others. Recently, I was blessed by a visit from her! From her creative hands, she gifted me with a priceless treasure and capturing all things important. They are rules. Porch Rules!
As I read each rule, memories raced through the pages of my mind. Memories of occurrences for each one and time spent alone and with others. What an amazing gift. This picture does not show it’s final resting place on my wall by the giant dragonfly, but it greets me daily as I have temporarily placed it by my front door. Along with gentle reminders to keep my attitude in check, these rules call to me and summon me to partake for I have neglected far too long.
Though I am not a taker of naps, there have been many times I have stretched out and my legs have dangled over the arm of the loveseat. I have felt the breeze as it blows from the northeast. Coffee is my choice beverage as I converse with friends or have a conversation with the Lord. I always listen to the birds. Their sweet songs lure me into a contemplative state. Yes, I read books…occasionally…but I’d rather write than read. I have found that the best book is The Words for Life authored by God Himself. When I relax, it’s always on a porch!
The word for you today is to create a space for yourself to meet with God, minister to others, or simply reflect on His beauty. Ask the Lord to bless your space. If you already have a place set aside, have you visited it lately? Make space in your day or week to allow your soul to breathe, relax. Soul restoration is vital! Take time. Make time! I’m leaving you today with one of my favorite songs by Larnelle Harris; I Miss My Time With You. I pray your heart will be pricked and then encouraged.
This is my last blog to you for a while. I am taking a break to nourish my body, mind, and spirit as Kathy and I have many (click) upcoming Restore events and hope you will join us!
For now, my soul needs space to breathe and you will find me on the porch, following the rules!
Renewing for His Glory,
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