How are you? Hope you had or are having a good day today?
If you are given 24 hours totally free from your daily duty for your family, your work or your school and you have financial provision for whatever you’d like to do, what would you like to do? I thought if it were given to me, I would simply like to soak into the presence of my Lord. I sometimes miss my time and my place in Singapore where I lived alone and had no one to be conscious about and simply soaked into praise and prayer. It’s not because I get tired of my daily mundane duty, but because I long for some time alone with the Lord. If I were in the presence of the Lord, I know it would be better than to go to any beautiful place in the world. I could experience more beautiful and wonderful place in Him, even if I stayed in my room for 24 hours.
It would be great if we could be given some retreat time. But life does not always unfold, as we like it to be. Yet our Heavenly Father knows what our heart desires are, and He is always faithful.
I read a James Durham’s book, “Alert! Perilous Times: A Prepper’s Guide to the Last Days” that he had a worship room in his house. One day, he and his wife smelled the fragrance of kind of banana cake in the room. Other times when he entered the room, it was full of clouds. In that room, some people were healed and anointed. I thought to myself, “Wow! I would like to have a worship room like that in my future place.” And I continued to read what James Durham wrote. It was about John Wesley’s mother:
Where is your place of intimacy with the Lord? Perhaps you don’t have an extra room to convert into a worship room. What can you do with the space you are given? I am reminded of the mother of the great spiritual leader and revivalist John Wesley. She gave birth to nineteen children and was extremely busy caring for them. How could she have a place of intimacy with the Lord? She found her place and taught her children to never disturb her when she was in the presence of the Lord. She simply threw her apron over her head and experienced her special time with the Lord. Anyone can do something like this. Don’t make excuses, make it happen. Ask the Lord to guide you through the process so it will be pleasing to Him. Where do you go to position yourself to experience the presence of the Lord? Don’t make excuses based on your circumstances. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to you. You don’t need to imitate another person and do what they did. Find your own way with the Lord. Remember that you serve a creative God who never ceases to change and make all things new. Let Him guide you to the place where you can experience special times of intimacy with Him. This is a good time to ask.
Durham, James A.. Alert! Perilous Times: A Prepper's Guide to the Last Days (p. 177). Xulon Press. Kindle Edition.
I burst into laugh when I got to read that her place of intimacy with the Lord was under the cover of her apron. Friend, this is so encouraging to know the secret place of the mother of nineteen children and the mother of the great revivalist, John Wesley. Indeed, we have no excuse that we don’t have our own space!
I pray that you and I ask the Lord to give us grace to soak into His presence and continue to have intimate time with Him, no matter what circumstances we are in, in Jesus’ name. May we draw near to our Heaven Father every day!
Have a bliss!
I have set the Lord always before me;