Sharing My Space by Shelly Hendricks
@ Renewed Daily
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” – (Psalm 27:8)
We’ve been blessed for years now with my husband having a work-from-home job. He has his desk set up as he likes it, and he logs in remotely for 8-10 hours a day. He’s very responsible and we are very blessed to have this opportunity.
For the first 4 years, we set up hubby’s office in our living room space. That way, we could be in the same room all day, visiting as he worked and enjoying just being together. We were definitely spoiled by those years.
For the last couple of years, we have lived with my parents. They are marvelous and it has been beneficial to all of us. One thing has been missing, though. There is not enough room in our living space to set up hubby’s office. Instead, his desk is in our bedroom.
He’s within shouting distance. He’s in the same house, for Pete’s sake. What more could I want?
I want my husband in the room. I want to make eye contact and see that sparkle as he starts to laugh. I want to hear him sigh, so I can know when he’s in need of prayer during a stressful day. I want to mute the TV so he can make a phone call. I want to keep him awake by making funny faces at him during those boring work meetings… the one where he’s on a conference call, and still with me. I want to steal chips off his plate while we have lunch together. I want him to walk by me each time he takes a break, and give me a kiss on the forehead. So convenient when I’m “on the way”, ya know?
This selfishness got me thinking the other day. I bet God’s just as jealous for my time. For yours.
Just being in the vicinity isn’t nearly enough. A few words exchanged a week doesn’t cut it. Even being in the very same house does not satisfy. No, it has to be the same room. It really does make a difference.
Do we have that same longing for our Savior?
Do you want him in the room? Do you want to make eye contact and see that sparkle as you share a joke? Do you want to hear Him sigh, so you can know when you’re in need of prayer during a stressful day? Do you want Him to share every boring moment? Every interesting interruption? Do you want to break bread with Him, a sweet communion in the middle of the day? Do you long to be in His path, to receive His sweet kiss and warm embrace each time He passes by?
Is there room for Him there, in the room where you spend your days? It would mean the world to Him if you made room for Him there. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll be spoiled by His presence.
Sharing space has never been so sweet. Don’t you think?
Sweet Jesus, won’t you please come in? Please crowd on in and make Yourself at home. We long for Your presence in the room. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.