Making Space…

My neighbor is sitting out on the porch again.  Looks like he’s retired.  His yard it immaculate, and sometimes I see him staring at his garden, daring weeds to grow so he can pluck them out, or polishing the glass lamp covers by his front door.  He’s a guy with time on his hands.

I however, am not.  I’m weeding my garden – with this weather I’m amazed how everything is wilting but the weeds somehow manage to thrive.  I’m feeling the heat of the day and the pressure of all that I need to accomplish before it is through.  On my way back in the house, I glance over at my neighbor again.   He is peaceful and still, watching the street go by, ready and waiting for friendlier and freer neighbors than I to come and visit on his porch.  Feeling guilty, I slink inside.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that it’s futile to try to add prayer to my to-do list.  Over the years, if I don’t intentionally create space to meet with God, my communion with Him falls by the wayside, a victim of my type A personality and some of the predominant spirits of the age – busyness, productivity, technology and entertainment.

Which is why I’m going to fast non work related media for the week of 24/7 prayer we are hosting August 19 – 26.  No tv, movies, youtube, superfluous texting (did I really need to rofl?), fiction and recreational facebook!  I’ve done it before, and am amazed how twitchy I get the first day, and how peaceful I am by the end, my interior space expanded and uncluttered.

I wanted to invite you to join me.  In the media fast, and in the week of 24/7 prayer.  Make some room for God and then make a pilgrimage to the UHaul truck that we’ve decked out as a creative arts prayer room.   Explore connecting with your Creator through painting, hand drumming, weaving, and even origami!

You can signup on our online calendar at http://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/20d91c

Together lets make some space for God.  Who knows?  He may fill it with Himself…

2 thoughts on “Making Space…

    1. Hey Jill!
      I am hoping to go with the kids up north for a week’s camping, and other than a camera, will be limiting my technology to a phone call to hubby every night and devotionals. I plan on listening more without the distractions< and haven't done it for a couple of years so looking forward to it & what God will do too 🙂
      Blessings,
      Karla

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