It's still dark when I click on the little lamp beside my reading chair. I ease into the fuzzy arms of its oversized hug and it engulfs me. The ottoman holds my Bible and devotional, Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon--a gift from my beloved childhood friend, Tara. Should I mention all the homeschool books and stickers, bird journal and last night's tea cup? Well, you get the picture. It's my little nest where I read, listen, write, and sometimes converse with children. I tuck my feet under the afghan crocheted by Oma and begin to pray for insight for my quiet time. It's a war room of sorts. Did you see the movie? My chair is as close to a closet I'll get while kiddos are still sleeping.
I wish I could say I'm here every single morning, but I have to muster every ounce of energy to drag my body from the warm duvet after my husband kisses me goodbye. When I do, there are no regrets. I am always grateful I did. This chair is where I've cried, poured over Scripture, slept, begged, laughed and grown up in Christ for many years. (Matthew 6:6) It's also where I've neglected Him. He's forgiven me of that and receives me again as soon as I snuggle in and continue communing with Him. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Where do you and the Holy Spirit do battle against the enemy? (James 4:7-10, Ephesians 6:10-20) Where do you fight for your family and friends in prayer? If you don't have a specific place, consider finding a cozy regular spot and make it your routine to visit with God daily there. Are you a morning person or a night hawk? It doesn't matter, just commit to be consistent. I encourage you to watch War Room to inspire you to meet with your Creator and be a witness to His power in your life and the lives of your loved ones.