Sanctuary

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could wake up each morning and spend time with the Lord in a serene sanctuary; a quiet temple in nature?  I’ve spent such mornings with the sweet presence of the Savior and it is refreshing to the soul and healing to the mind and body.  Imagine what life would be like if we walked with him in the garden each day as the Creator intended.  Peaceful, Quiet, Stillness.  Is there a way to have this even in the midst of the rush of our busy days?  I believe there is.  God’s word is alive and his presence is with us even in the chaos of the world we live in.  Rarely do we take the time to seek him, but more and more over the last year I’ve needed that stillness of his abiding presence and I’ve learned to seek him even in the common and everyday tasks of daily life.  My sanctuary is occasionally found in getting alone with him in nature but on most days my sanctuary is the bathroom.  Yes, the bathroom.  Where the hum of the vent fan drowns out the noise of the day and I can find solace in time with the One who loves me constantly.  Each morning I come to my little sanctuary and if it’s only for a moment I breathe in the presence of my Savior.  Trusting he is with me, even there, changes my outlook and refreshes me.  What I’ve learned is that I don’t need perfect conditions or beauty around me to seek him and sense his nearness.  He is with me in the mess of my day and in the small sanctuary of my bathroom or car or anyplace I choose to find him.  He never leaves me.  Psalm 63:2 says, “I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.”  That sanctuary is wherever you are.  At work, at home, in your car…even in the bathroom.  You may behold is power and glory right there in the midst of the commonplace; there in your own sanctuary!