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Go and Sit with Me

Today, as I was working at the church, I found myself in the main sanctuary (walking through) and the Lord called to my spirit , 'Sit with Me?' Of course, I did.

As I knelt at the altar, a chill came upon me (the AC was NOT on) and I immediately flipped around to instead, SIT with Him (as He asked...) right on the altar steps and began to look around me. I looked at the clock and whispered to myself, "I'll be quick; I have a great deal to complete today." Hmmmm....funny how I try to restrict myself....(catch it somebody!)

Well, as I sat still, I began to focus on what I WAS hearing, which was only the passing traffic. Outside of the hum of passersby, it was silent. I listened- intently. I then found myself whispering to Him some deep truths about my current season and asking Him for advise and above all, peace. I sat silent for a few more minutes, then started to sing...very low. In my spirit, I felt "Don't harness your praise", so.....I BELTED a song unto Him. Now, for those few of you that know me, I really do NOT have a great singing voice (although I love karaoke), but without fear, without hesitation and with reckless abandon, I SANG, girlfriend! The open acoustics in the sanctuary helped usher a melody, I'm sure, but all my heart wanted to do was SING to Him! And, that I did!

Weeping, I finished my 'concert' and whispered 'Amen'. I was only in there for about 15 minutes, but received a recharge (both spiritually and physically) that is still carrying me! My mind goes to: Psalm 84:10 - "Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked." as in that short 15 minute break, there was NO place I would rather be as time, for me, stood still!

I encourage you, Sis, to go 'Sit with Him' for a few minutes right now...still yourself. Focus on Him. Listen to that small voice within you and FEEL His presence. Whether it is your car, the garage, the closet, the bathtub, the laundry room....go! Go and sit. You'll be glad you did!

I love you!- Pastor S.


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