For the last five years late summer/early fall means moving one, two or three of my college-age children into a new place. I did that with Brooke (my youngest) a couple of days ago. It is her first time to be in a house with her own room rather than a dorm or something similar. So, a few weeks ago we started hunting–for used furniture. We also started making plans–on how to set up her room. There is something fun and exciting to me about moving in and preparing a place to live. I am not great at decorating, I just get by. And though that part is fun what I really love is beginning again. Whether it is a new school year or a new place or a new home–I love preparing a place to live. Maybe that is the “Keeper” in me. It is the one contribution I can make to start my children’s school year organized and smooth. I know it may not stay that way longer than a few days or week, but at least I have done my part!
My favorite part of Brooke’s room is what I want to share with you: this little nook that we established as her “quiet time” spot. We bought the chair from a friend on the Keepers Ministry Team with this special spot in mind. I love that she is passionate about what her mother deems so important–a special place to meet with the Lord.
See the urn on the floor beside the chair? That is full of her supplies–Bible, prayer journal and devotional as well as her pen. Her little nook contains a couple of signs above; one with a verse and another with the words to the song, “Jesus Loves Me”. On the wall she will be facing when she sits in the chair is her favorite verse, “Be still and know that I am God.”
A used chair, an old window pane and a new urn…everything else is what she already owned, but look what you can do to spruce up and establish a quiet time spot. You may or may not know that we talk about this in our first couple of weeks of the “Called to be a Keeper” Bible study. This move challenged and encouraged me to make sure my meeting place with God is the most important spot in my home and one that I am keeping as a priority, just as my time with Him should be. He deserves our best!
In His Love,
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