Hallowed Ground

This morning while studying and praying at my desk and glanced out the window to a dark, dreary rainy day, I felt the same way!  My housecleaner couldn’t come due to daughter’s illness and my art teacher had cancelled class due to illness.  As I was praying, I just felt spiritually flat and was drawn to Matthew 9 where it is talking about fasting.  I then read verses 16 and 17 which state “But no one puts a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and a worse tear results.  Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”  This just screamed out to me that I certainly could not pray with old negative, inconvenienced thoughts.  They needed refreshment and gratitude and as I did this, even outside became lighter.  I know I should always be on hallowed ground when I study and pray.

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Routine

All at once, this morning as I was reading my Bible study, it dawned on me that I didn’t have a clue what I had just read.  It  was almost as routine as brushing my teeth.  Mentally, on bended knees, I realized that anytime I was reading the Bible, I was on hallowed ground.  My heart softened with this revelation and I became conscious of my very breathing, which comes from God.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all P7140012_pe Dragonfly cool vintage_pe your soul and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6:5.  This can never happen in a mesmerized state!  Today, I refuse to be on “autopilot”!