I yearn so many days for a space to just be. A room as described below where I can listen as much as I talk. I feel so blessed that I do not have to formally go to a building or a location to find peace. The more I understand how deep our love from the Creator is, the more I understand why it was so important that the Creator lived as humans did and do. Taking on the day to day living that takes one through so many emotions, reactions, and interactions. And especially to have that room in our soul that allows one just to be. If only our mind would yearn as the soul to seek peace. Our minds get way ahead of our soul and wants to respond and react. It is the soul’s job to keep that mind on track seeking that room of peace. A room where nothing is expected and nothing is demanded. Get busy and search out your room this week. A room where you can cry, laugh, and contemplate. A room where you can listen, talk, and just be!
She was soothed by the aroma of the coffee, God’s nectar.
The three tiny candles gave warmth to the room
As if God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit sat with her.
Her mind silently,
Yet loudly ask for forgiveness, gave thanks, and ask for blessings.
Each day she went to this room to not only go inside herself,
But to also listen to God.
Her pauses allowed God to come forth
And take His presence where He wished.
Some days she heard clearly.
Some days she strained to hear.
And some days there was silence.
But everyday she felt comfortable, silent, and loved in that room
As she thumbed the pages of her favorite Book,
She left it up to God for directions on the message.
When the page fell to the words in sight,
She immediately knew that Jesus and the Holy Ghost were with her.
How many days had she found words that jumped off the pages and into her soul.
How many days had she been led to those many or few words that relived themselves throughout the day.
How many days was there quietness in the pages.
Whether there was quiet or noise, she would go there to search and find.
In this world, we have to find those sacred places.
We have to find peace.
We have to find goodness.
We have to find hope.
And of course where these are found,
We also find God.
The rooms within this world are few,
But the lives that are born within them are precious.
She was reminded that God guards the room for those that seek.
She felt grace as she blew out the candles.
The light had changed form not only within the candle,
But also within her.
Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman
Thank you for sharing your peaceful time with me this week. I pray you receive blessings and hope from our reading. May this blessed season of color, warmth, and changes be your room that brings you joy and just being!
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Love this, Rennae!