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Making Room For God In Our Lives . . .

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Making Room For God

By Haley Cooper



Are you overwhelmed with the clutter that fills your life? Chaos is stressful. In our fast-paced society, our minds quickly become cluttered. So many projects with deadlines. So many responsibilities to so many people. Sometimes our minds get so cluttered that we forget what is important – making room for God in our lives.



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We have to make room for God in our lives. It is not a chore but a necessity. Diligently seeking Him and trusting in His unconditional love. And knowing that His everlasting presence makes all the difference. Furthermore, God wants room in our heart. We were made for communion with God. He is alive and well! He invites us to be in an intimate relationship with Him. When you make room for God and allow Him to soften your heart, you can live a life of amazing power and purpose.



Decluttering Your Life



There’s a beautiful thing about decluttering and de-stressing your life. While there is a craze around tidying up your life with Marie Kondo, I think decluttering our lives goes deeper than material things. Yes, getting rid of stuff we don’t use can help de-stress your life. But I am talking about getting rid of the clutter that doesn’t serve you so you can live your best life for God and those around you.



We need to declutter our lives to meet God. He is completely holy and righteous and desires to be with us. God delights in being with His people. He wants to be close and live among us. But He leaves it up to us to declutter our life and make room for Him in our hearts. We need to prioritize time to meet with God, share life with Him and discover how to become who God intends us to be.



Making Room for God



Jesus had a single focus – doing the will of God.  He was arguably the busiest person in the world, but He knew the importance of making room for quiet time to spend with God. He had to work to carve out time to enjoy their relationship together. Making room for God does not always come easy. We have so many distractions that can pull us away from spending quality time with Him. But we need to be diligent in making room for Him in every area of our lives so that He can teach, correct and shape us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Focus is a discipline. When was the last time you paused to just focus on God?



“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, He got up, went out, and made His way to a deserted place. And He was praying there.” Mark 1:35 (HCSB).



When we recognize our shortfalls and want to become better, our first response shouldn’t be to work hard at doing the right things to fix our brokenness, it should be “Lord, I need you. I want to spend time with you.” If we want to become more like Jesus, we should prioritize being with Him. Knowing Him and His character will allow us to learn how to be more like Him. When we open the Bible to read God’s word we are really opening our ears to hear His will. When we memorize scripture, we are allowing God’s truth and grace to soak in. Over time our intimate, transformational relationship with God will allow us to open our hearts to God’s work in us.



Haley Cooper


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17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

12.12 | 00:13

Shavua Tov

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