When we lived in California, we owned a small condominium. With three boys, two dogs, two cats and ministry, it was crowded. It was very crowded. We didn’t have a lot of personal space and never any privacy but nonetheless, we loved it. It was home.
As a family, we’d often find ourselves gathered in our room hanging out on the bed. We’d sprawl out on the bed and spend the nights talking, laughing, and having fun. And when we weren’t in our room, we’d be in the family room sharing, playing games and gathering; lots of treasured and cherished family time.
I try to spend as much time with the Lord as I am able and lately, I try to maximize those moments. I am desperate for more Jesus in my life. Back in California, I would wake up long before the sun began to make her way up and go into our master bathroom for my quiet time. I’d sit there on the floor with my Bible and spend the next hour or so wrestling with the Lord. I could often be found crying and pouring out my heart to Jesus. I would drown myself in the Scriptures and uncover beautiful and hard truths I needed for my life.
The bathroom floor was hard. Not only was it hard, it was cold during those winter months. Sometimes the faucet would drip or the toilet would run but ti didn’t matter because it was my place. It was my place of solitude with Jesus and I loved it. I needed it.
In January 2019 we moved to Texas. One of the many blessings of this move has been our home. I absolutely love our home. It is literally twice the size as our condo back in California. It took me a while to adjust to a to a larger place, but I have managed.
We tend to have a lot of visitors in-and-out our home. Friends coming and going and staying for weeks or even months. Ya know what? I love it! Living in a small place never allowed me the opportunity so this has been a huge blessing. The only struggle is our office/prayer room becomes our guest room.
Over the years, I have learned that I desperately need Jesus in every area of my life. I need him more today than I did yesterday. I desperately need Him to be in on, and active in the lives of those I love and do life with, whether my family, church, work, friendships or in my neighborhood. I have learned the power of prayer and spending time with Jesus. And I have come to the conclusion, I never want to go a day without it. I am not strong enough a person and cannot allow myself or anyone I love to be left to chance, especially when I know there is an almighty God who is ready to intervene and move in power and authority when I get on my knees.
My husband understands this more than anyone so he did some moving and cleaning in our bedroom closet and created a space for me to be along with Jesus. My Bible, books, journals, blankets, comfy chair and even a Diet Coke all setup for me to come meet with the One I just can’t live without out. It is perfect! What a blessing.
I can’t stress enough the value, importance and life-changing effects of walking with the Lord. You want to be a part of a movement, then be a part of the Kingdom movement of Jesus and allow every other movement to flow from Him. It truly is the best way to do life. And, the best part is it is free.
Life changes on our knees. I encourage you to create a space in your home and a bigger space in your life. You will see the His power manifested in ways never thought. And Once it begins, it will never end.