Space and the Spirit

Space, which I mentioned in a previous post, is often thought of as a luxury. Only the wealthy seem to have space to display works of art (or even have them). But space is something we all can attain. In our homes, we make space by getting rid of clutter, which is defined as things that are in the way, not needed or not useful. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been working on eliminating the clutter in my home. The process has made me realize I have too much stuff, and the more I take out, the more I’m determined to stop bringing stuff in as well.

Space is also desirable in our spiritual lives. When I think of making space for God, I picture the same thing I want in my house – no clutter and lots of room for what’s important: just me and Jesus. Space means time to spend with him, exploring and deepening our relationship. It means not getting distracted by going down rabbit holes of questionable theology or chasing side issues that don’t contribute to knowing Jesus and becoming like him. I try to be discerning about the devotionals I read and the way I spend my quiet time. I want my focus to be laser sharp on Jesus, no room for anything else.

Next week: De-cluttering the Spiritual Spaces

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “Space and the Spirit”

  1. Once again thanks Tammy. I have started to declutter. It’s amazing how much stuff you collect after 60 years. I have found stuff that I had forgotten about and other things I had put away because of sentimental reasons. Suddenly I realize there is no point to keeping most of it but it is a big job and will probably take me a while to finish but it gives me a good feeling to do it and also how important it is to declutter my mind as well so I can enjoy a more personal relationship with God

    1. Thanks for your comment. I’ve started helping my mom with her stuff – it’s a big job, but it has to be done!

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