And the Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord. ~Genesis 12:7-8~
Abraham had an altar, a place where he talked to God. He had built a special place where he spent time alone with God. He was known as a man of faith but he wasn't always filled with faith (remember Sarah and Abimelech), he strengthened his faith through time spent with God, alone, at the altar.
So, I am going to gather some of the many (many) rocks in my woods and build an altar. Probably not. Slowing down to read this passage more closely gives me some ideas. Abraham built an altar. Having a special place prepared to meet God each day is a great idea.
Do you have that special place to spend time with God?
When my children were young, I had a desk in our basement near the girls' room. I had my Quiet Time where any of my children could easily find me. I had everything (Bible, pens, notebook) that I would need. This was not the time in my life to shut myself off behind a closed door. That thought was inconceivable to me. I wanted to be accessible to my children.
Some people have a special chair in their bedroom. A few years ago, my bedroom was not an option as a baby slept in a crib there too.
Now, I have a bamboo rocking chair in a corner between two windows looking out into the woods. A little bed-side table sits beside the chair with all the books I might possible need to use for study. I don't usually use them. I like to just read and copy Bible verses. I am no theologian. I will leave that for someone else.
In the morning, I get my glass of water (no coffee for me, ladies!!) as I come freely to the Living Water. I also have my list of To-Do's in case my mind wanders to the urgent things needing to be done.
I can read my Bible anywhere. I don't mind being in the kitchen, living room, or reading it on my phone (should my phone just happen to cooperate) or read God's Word on my laptop. I can listen to Alexander Scourby but there is NOTHING equal to reading the actual pages held in my hands.
God's Word is Living and sharper than any two-edged sword. It convicts of sin and gives me a light to follow through my day. So needed!! Spend time alone with Jesus today, this week. Try to be faithful like Abraham and make a special place for your altar where you bow your heart before the Maker of the Universe and our Creator.
Do you have a special place that you have prepared to spend time with your Lord? Do you share your time with a child (or two) if they should wake during that time set aside for God?
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