Today…I wonder…

Have I made room for you, Lord?

Or is my life like this cluttered coffee table…intended to display you–to show you off–to demonstrate that I honor you, but so many things are allowed in that your face is obscured?


Have I welcomed you?

Do I prepare a place for you that you might live freely, unhindered? What, in my life, is crowding you, Lord?

Is it my desire for my physical body to be healthy? Have I taken that too far? Not far enough? Am I owned by food? Or, am I owned by a drive not to be owned by food?

Is it my love for my husband and the “Happily Ever After” I dreamed to enjoy once our nest was empty?

Is it my children and the importance I place on what they choose to do with their futures?

Have I given laughter, joy and all the things you have created and truly want for me, too great a place of prominence?

Have I exalted the gifts rather than the Giver?

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power 
through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
~ Ephesians 3:16-17a

I choose to make room for you today, Lord. By faith, I choose to welcome you to dwell in my heart. I choose to still my soul, like a weaned child with it’s mother (Psalm 131). Please wean me of anything in this world that distracts me from a passion for you. I am so grateful, Lord, that one thing I know…I need you so much that my life is a living testimonial of your grace, love and mercy. Thank you. Like the song says, Lord, “Be born again in me, today.” I will never NOT need the gospel preached to my soul.

Welcome, Jesus.