Overwhelmed · the Word · Wonder

overwhelmed…

I find myself… in this moment… overwhelmed by His Word…

This place… where I sit and write… is a sanctuary for me…
even though it looks like a complete mess… a disarray…

I came tonight… thinking about what He might want me to say… what He had said to me today… but as I began… three lines in… I had to employ the backspace key…

Because in this place… where He and I meet…
a cluttered up corner of my laundry room…
the process of just opening a Bible…
looking for a Word that went with the now deleted words…
I was overwhelmed… by His entire Word…

The gift of His breathed-out Word…
translated for centuries…
bound in leather… and paper…
stuck together with glue…
just filled me with wonder…

And I wonder now… if you have a place…
a sanctuary… where you meet Him daily…
maybe multiple times a day…
to hear what He has to say…
to pour out your heart to Him…
to commune… wrestle… adore… and wonder…?

Because if you don’t… you need one…
because when you cultivate a place…
even one that looks like a mess…
where people dump their dirty clothes…
and dust bunnies… and dirt… and too much stuff covers the floor…
as soon as you sit… each time you return… He’s there…
and sometimes… He’s just waiting to overwhelm you…

Lord… thank You for this place… this thin place…
where You seem near… so accessible…
thank You for drawing me here… drawing me near…
overwhelming me… with Your Word…

When your words came, I ate them;
they were my joy and my heart’s delight…
Jeremiah 15:16

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