The following is n excerpt from my journal, dated Sunday, January 4, 2009. I am being consistently reminded these days of the need to simplify my life and my surroundings. Here is a little peek into my world …
Yesterday I spent most of the day cleaning the bedroom. It isn’t quite complete, but very close, and my new favorite spot is a corner I’ve set up as my personal quiet space.
I’ve had my eye on this spot for quite some time, and I’m thrilled that it’s finally ready. It’s in the southwest corner of the room, next to a west-facing window. There is a glider chair, and to my left as I sit here is a bookshelf built by my maternal grandfather. Housed on this shelf, along with pictures and a few other treasured items from our wedding, are a couple of Bibles, some devotional books, my personal Bible, this journal, a lamp, a CD player, and some worship cd’s. A of Kleenex sits on my dressing table just to my right.
I expect many sweet hours here, countless encounters with my God, my Friend. I am filled with anticipation as I imagine close and intimate moments here with the Lover of my soul.
Yesterday as I dusted the shelves and their contents, I found myself praying a prayer of dedication of this special place to the Lord. I told Him that we will have many wonderful conversations here. This will be a place of revelation, of refreshing, of peace and communion.
How divinely precious is my little corner of the world.