Have you got a place set apart for yourself? A place to study, pray, think, or write down thoughts? For many people the idea of solitude is both a desire and strange at the same time. We have trained ourselves to always be surrounded by people either physically or through media. It is exhausting mentally, spiritually, and physically to not have personal time.
Jesus often separated himself physically to connect with the Father. It wasn’t a place difficult to get to or deep inside a cave, rather, it was where he could be comfortable. That’s the kind of place my office is for me. I have my books, computer, memorabilia, a really cool ceiling fan, and solitude. There is no door to my office so I’m not really hiding. I can hear the outside world but here is a safe place to process my thoughts.
Now that the walls have been patched, a fresh coat of paint, and a ceiling fan this room is my personal space. I’ll get around to hanging wall art and decorating as time goes on. Some day this room will mean something else to someone else but until then…
Rev. Burt Schwab