Creating a Sacred Space of One's Own

Matthew 6:6-7

“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

I am a huge fan of sacred spaces and believe every woman should have one to escape to, even if it is a few feet in a closet. This may sound more like a luxury, than a reality, especially if you are short on space in your home. But, with a little creativity, I am confident that you can carve out a sacred space to use to spend alone time with God, read the scriptures, sit in prayer, and nurture your spiritual life.

I live in small bungalow with my daughter. Our space is definitely limited and I have often complained about not being able to stretch out enough, especially with one bathroom and a teen (seriously, what do they do in there?). But, I have learned to be grateful for the space I am blessed with and decided to make the best use of it until I move to a larger house in a few years. Now, don't misunderstand me, my little home has given us precious memories with friends, held up to 30 kids for our many parties, and has given us the room to celebrate cherished traditions, but, it was only in the last few months I decided to be intentional about creating a special place of my own. I love this new space so much that I knew I had to share with you some ideas on creating a sacred space of your own!

Why a Sacred Space of Your Own?

Friends, it is important to our spiritual wellbeing to unplug and and plug into God on a daily basis. In my last post, "Replenish, Refresh and Restore Through Rest in Jesus," I discuss why finding rest in Jesus is central to living in alignment with God's will and purpose for our life. Today, I want to offer you practical ways to create that sacred space to dive into the word of God, to study, pray, and be intimate with your Father. As women we have this incredible ability to build safe and cozy cocoons for our kids, our spouse, our friends and family. We desire for everyone to feel as though they belong in our home and will want to return when they leave to the spaces we so carefully craft. In this nurturing act, we often neglect to nurture ourselves and build that space for us. Guess what? You deserve that sacred space too!

Ideas on Creating Your Sweet Refuge

You may be thinking, this sounds great, but where do I start? Start by taking inventory of the spaces in your house and how you are using them. Is there a room that is used only for storage, but you could store that stuff somewhere else? Do you have a spare or guest bedroom that you never use? Is there an attic space that has some extra room? Do you have an outdoor shed? A walk-in closet that's not filled to the brim? Or maybe there really is no extra space, and that is okay! During a certain time of the day my grandmother's kitchen table became her little corner of the world when she was spending time with God! Pick a corner in the house and maximize it into a sacred space! Or create a corner in your bedroom and arrange a comfortable chair and a little table with a lamp. You can make it work!