I watched my lil’ guy walk out the door yesterday for his first day of preschool. There was much excitement in the air as he met his classmates for the very first time. Lunch boxes to be put away. Papers to be completed. After watching him settle into his new surroundings, I slowly slithered out the door.
With four kids, summer time is busy. Days are filled with sunscreen and bug-spray and play dates and “Hey Mom! Can I have ____________.” Typically, despite the slower pace, I find myself struggling to keep up with laundry and dust mites. My kids are not exactly neat freaks and regardless of the house rules, coke cans and cheez-its find their way out of the kitchen and onto the bedroom floor. Toilets need to be cleaned. Endless mouths need to be fed.
We struggle to set a bedtime routine due to the moonlight beauty. And make no mistake, I love it all! I love the long days of summer. But now that summer is drawing to an end…
Maybe, like me, you have wrestled to find a minute to yourself. Your kids have consumed your time. As a result, your moments with God have been scant and infrequent. You find yourself longing for some silence. Some time alone to just plain hear. To hear what God has to say to you. To hear what He has in store.
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7
Carving away time with God is of utmost importance and yet, many of us struggle to find the sacred space. Our souls will continue to be weary if we don’t carve out the time. What can you do to make a difference?
He restores my soul. Psalm 23:3
Join me today in some soul restoration. Ask God to refill your aching emptiness with more of Him. Seek Him continuously. And then, sit and breath and take Him all in.
How do you carve our sacred space in a busy world?