Sacred spaces and places


Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in you? If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person, because God’s temple is holy, which is what you are. ~1 Corinthians 3:16-17 (CEB)

A Sanctuary is a sacred space where heaven and earth meet. Our minds may automatically go to a church or shrine as a meeting place for God but we are promised that Christ lives in each of our hearts when we accept him as our Lord and Savior. So that means that I don’t have to go anywhere to be in the same space with God.

Thomas Kelly in book “A Testament of Devotion” says this, “Deep within us there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice, to which we may continually return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself. . . . It is a Light Within that illumines the face of God and casts new shadows and new glories upon the human face. It is a seed stirring to life if we do not choke it. . . . Here is the Slumbering Christ, stirring to be awakened, to become the soul we clothe in earthly form and action. And He is within us all.”

As I rise to meet this day ahead Lord, it gives me strength to know that You will be as close to me as my heart. Where I go, You will go. I need not fear this day. I only need to remember to tap into the courage that already lives in my heart. Amen.

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