Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.Exodus 3:5
I had a “send chills up my spine moment” typing this when I realized that I am typing to you in a place that has become holy ground to me (We started the Draw the Circle 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson and Covid-19 hit right in the middle so I finished the 40 day challenge via email typing the daily devo and then relating it to our journey.) When my husband died one of the first places I felt less lost was in the chair at his desk, in his office. It was the first room in our house that wasn’t re-done for one of our kids. He had inherited a couple of hundred dollars from his mother and wanted to do something tangible with the money and decided he’d invest it in his office space. I remember him asking, “Is that selfish of me?” I, of course, said no, and encouraged him to move forward.
He picked out the paint colors,
He designed the desk,
He picked out the flooring,
He re-wired the lighting.
He made it a space that he loved and as soon as he was gone, I loved it too.
Before he died, I had sat in his chair to type something for him and commented, “This is the most uncomfortable chair I have EVER sat in.” Knowing him, he had probably found it in the trash somewhere and refurbished it. I promptly bought him a new chair and he fell asleep in it the next time he was on a conference call! ANYWAY, he’s been gone 1,349 days and this is still one of my favorite places to be. I’ve done a few things to make it my own, but it is largely the space he created. It’s small, well lit and comfy. But typing this week’s devos I was overwhelmed by the fact that this is where God has done great things in my life.
It is in this chair that I have poured my heart out to Him in my journal and written the prayers I have seen Him answer.
It is in this chair that I have worried about how I would make it without him and seen God fill our EVERY need.
It is in this chair feeling lost and with no direction that I have sat and done Bible Studies that have sustained me.
It is in this chair that I have opened the cards people sent that contained exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it.
It is now that I realize this place was prepared for me long before I knew I needed it.
It is from this chair that I have risen and faced what I thought was unfaceable.
I never have shoes on here unless they are house shoes because my feet are cold – and I never will again, because now I know this is holy ground. It is where my God has met me, comforted me, sustained me and sent me. I will never look at this place the same again.
God knows where you are! Get your order pad ready!