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Friday, February 17, 2006

Space Invaders

No, I’m not talking about the video game. I’m talking about our personal space. The space in our mind we all need to have where we can reflect on our life and it’s struggles. Some space where we can consider and reconsider decisions we’ve made, are about to make or need to make.

One of the most essential parts of our personal space should be our prayer closet. Our space should also be able to provide both a place of exercise and of rest for our mind as well as other personal necessities. Our space will be as unique as we are but regardless of the differences our personal space must be kept safe and secure from the invasion of deceit that permeates our daily life as a result of having two natures and being in the world.

One of the greatest threats to our personal space doesn’t come from without but from within. Our own unresolved emotions should be the first thing we cast off before entering in but is most often the last thing we are willing to confront. It is beyond the scope of this post to offer a complete parallel but try to consider the process of entering in to your personal space just as the Levites would enter the Tabernacle and consider your prayer closet as the Holy of Holies. With this perspective in mind consider resolving your feelings at the Laver.

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Blogger pecheur said...

Those places of solitude for reflection and pray are a must!!

2/17/2006 07:24:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Pech with all those references to the Tabernacle this is all you could say??? How could you pass that up!!?? ;-)

2/17/2006 09:37:00 AM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Reminds me of the counsel you were giving me the other day.

God Bless


2/17/2006 09:56:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Matthew it may be that our exchange prompted my thoughts. I hope all is well. ;-)

2/17/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're right. often times it's our unresolved emotions that we are not so willing to confront that hinders us from entering our prayer closet and do what is needed to be done inside. we have to be willing to let go of our emotional baggage which is, of course, one of the hardest thing to do.

2/20/2006 02:40:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Pia thanks for the encouragement. I think I failed to point out that when we resolve our emotions we are not left without any. We are only left with valid emotions, many of which can only be resolved when we lay them on the alter. Many others are essential for proper worship. My thoughts were specific to unresolved invalid feelings.

2/20/2006 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger H K Flynn said...

Some of my friends at my church like to use the acrostic ACTS to guide some of our prayer meetings. One friend switches it around to CATS for variety's sake. But our VBS last year taught the kids CATPAWs!

I really like it. Here it is:

C~Call on the LORD!



P~Pause...And know that I am God!



As long as I resist the woodenness these types of 'helps' tend to foster, I think it is very helpful. Especially to remember to always call on His name at the outset of going to His throne :)

2/21/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Jodie that's such a cute idea for teaching prayer. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

2/21/2006 06:37:00 PM  

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