Making Space...

My neighbor is sitting out on the porch again.  Looks like he's retired.  His yard it immaculate, and sometimes I see him staring at his garden, daring weeds to grow so he can pluck them out, or polishing the glass lamp covers by his front door.  He's a guy with time on his hands.I however, am not.  I'm weeding my garden - with this weather I'm amazed how everything is wilting but the weeds somehow manage to thrive.  I'm feeling the heat of the day and the pressure of all that I need to accomplish before it is through.  On my way back in the house, I glance over at my neighbor again.   He is peaceful and still, watching the street go by, ready and waiting for friendlier and freer neighbors than I to come and visit on his porch.  Feeling guilty, I slink inside.I don't know about you, but I've found that it's futile to try to add prayer to my to-do list.  Over the years, if I don't intentionally create space to meet with God, my communion with Him falls by the wayside, a victim of my type A personality and some of the predominant spirits of the age - busyness, productivity, technology and entertainment.Which is why I'm going to fast non work related media for the week of 24/7 prayer we are hosting August 19 - 26.  No tv, movies, youtube, superfluous texting (did I really need to rofl?), fiction and recreational facebook!  I've done it before, and am amazed how twitchy I get the first day, and how peaceful I am by the end, my interior space expanded and uncluttered.I wanted to invite you to join me.  In the media fast, and in the week of 24/7 prayer.  Make some room for God and then make a pilgrimage to the UHaul truck that we've decked out as a creative arts prayer room.   Explore connecting with your Creator through painting, hand drumming, weaving, and even origami!You can signup on our online calendar at http://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/20d91cTogether lets make some space for God.  Who knows?  He may fill it with Himself...

24/7, Hamilton, Prayergohopchick