Dear Sabbath Seekers,
I have a confession to make…sometimes I do home church. Well, more accurately, I do home worship. What do I mean by that? Instead of going to an established worship service in a local church, I stay home and hold my own worship within the quiet of my inner sanctuary.
Some would argue that it is not possible to do that because worship is done collectively and I will give you the point. All I know is that sometimes I just need the quiet of my own home, the Bible, a devotional or two, some beautiful music playing in the background, candles burning, and God and I have a cup of coffee together. It is a very relaxing way to begin my Sabbath.
Perhaps it is because Sunday’s at church can be rather hectic with announcements, meetings, to do lists to be accomplished, people to see and criticisms to deal with that I need a quiet, non-public kind of worship time. And it isn’t always but when I know I need solitude with God this is how I do it.
How do you find quiet time with God in a busy, crazy world – yes, even in the church? What are the things that you do to still your mind, open your heart and relax your body in the presence of God?
And here’s a novel thought…what would happen if churches became more like a sanctuary in time for the weary worldly traveler rather than another busy couple of hours in the week?
Maybe I’m a Quaker at heart. What do you think?
“Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” Matthew 6.6 The Message