– Secret Place Insights –
Dear One, “I’m too busy,” that’s what I say when I don’t get the things done that need to be done. And it is true, I am busy, but am I busy doing the things that I should be doing? I often wonder about that…real often.
This particular day, seven-years-ago, I had jumped right into my household chores, neglecting to sit down at the desk where my Bible rests, open to the place I was reading the day before. I ignored that part of my ‘to do’ list – for after all – I was busy.
So around and around the house I went, doing this and doing that…all so urgent…to my flawed thinking. While I was accomplishing the day’s tasks in bits and pieces, returning here, returning there, doing this, doing that, my spirit was sinking lower and lower. My tasks where physical, leaving my mind to wander, and wander it did. It wandered into a place of loneliness.
I’ve heard it said that a mother always misses her family. I have come to find it so. It seems that a hint of longing begins soon after family members depart. My loneliness while I moved from floor to floor, from task to task, became heavier and heavier.
Finally, I thought of my Father, my Heavenly Father, and how I had ignored Him that very morning. With that awareness, my heart sunk deeper. I sighed with regret. God is even lonelier for me, than I am for my children. He has to be, for God is love, the source of perfect love, the provider of all love, the example of unending love. And, I had passed up meeting with Him that very morning.
Throughout the Bible, Scripture reveals that God is love. Surely He is, for He lovingly, willingly, meets individually with His children. He meets with them as long as they are willing.
But that day, I walked passed my desk, and ignored the fact that He was waiting. I had straightened a few things in the room, and kept on moving. A child-of-God walked right passed the place for meeting privately with the Father, as if He did not exist.
I thanked the Holy Spirit, yes I did, for the understanding that my human attachment for family, no matter how strong it was, did not compare with that of our Holy Father. For God was always waiting, never absent, waiting to lovingly bestow upon His children blessings of wisdom, strength, and guidance for the day.
Having had learned a bit more about God, I put down my dust cloth, washed my hands, and sat down at my quiet-time spot, grateful for a deeper understanding of the depths of the Father’s love.
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every
one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7 KJV
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