“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” -Psalms 131:2
In the last year or so, I have been open to something that most of us will not take hold too. Maybe because we have allowed it to be tarnished freely or unwillingly, perhaps it’s because we have no idea that it is happening, or could it be as it may be we were never taught to value it, so we allow the invasion. What am I speaking of our sacred space? It’s a place provided for us to feel, be, and create. A place for us to rest and take deep breaths it’s a place we created to house our love and our most precious secrets and dreams. Its a place where we have hidden God to allow him to transform us into holistic beings.
As you read this, this may take you to places where you cherish and call sacred like your home, your church, your favorite spot in nature or in the arms of the person you love. These are all divine attributes to the place that is the most sacred and that place is our souls. Not too often are we protective of this place this sweet holy place that God created was hidden in the flesh he sculpted he would never desire us to find sacredness in buildings that will fall, reserves that may come to ruin, and homes that we are constantly moving out of.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19-20
Our sacred space is housed in us our souls and hearts and they are always under attack by heartbreak, tragedies, unemployment, family disputes, a death of a loved one. They are unfortunately rocked by our human nature to feel the pain of others that we love or even see in the media. Mental disorders and physical illness are consistently there to make are our hearts weary and invent fear. Invariably this is not the devil as it is our choices returning for their dues.
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2
“Our sacred spaces are always being violated: “For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.” Acts 2:27
So here is what we must say to these things, I will not bow down, and I will learn to cherish the most precious things God has given me- my heart and soul by praying for discernment to help limit the calamity. I will understand that walking alone has many healing properties and I will teach my children to know that God is always in control, and we must choose to know when it is the appropriate time for love or war, quiet or to speak up. That the upkeeping of our sacred space does not just rely on the totality of people joining together in a building each Sunday, nevertheless it’s about how we live outside and when no one is watching. It’s about understanding what God has created us for and it wasn’t to be a doormat or a joyless critic. It was to walk with our enemies yet not to succumb to their deceit. Our sacred spaces are under attack spiritually because we lack in our focus on God. We must begin to look up again.
“Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.” Proverbs 19:8
Listen, my love trouble will come it supposed to it builds us and assesses our faith however in those times we shouldn’t compromise our souls, our beliefs, and hearts to end the storm. The storm always has an ending point; the rain will eventually stop pouring. We must go through the process and protect the space that God has given us all – our souls and hearts. Remember, we can love our enemy without letting him in our sacred space And saying no is not a sin or a one-way ticket to guilt town.
"The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:25 ESV
So may I ask you today, how will you begin to protect your sacred space? .