The Soul Room
regularly suffers neglect in our lives. It’s where abiding happens;
where we abide with the Father, spend time with Him, give Him our
attention, wait on His leading.
We prefer to spend
our time in the Leadership Room, Education Room, Dating Room, Ministry
Room, Family Room, or Work Room. Those places demand much of us and
expend all our energy. They offer various promises (promises of
security, status, intimacy, and significance) but have limitations. And
they fail to nourish the soul. That happens in the Soul Room.
rooms have legitimacy in our lives but always remain secondary to the
Soul Room. In the Soul Room, as we hang out with the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit, we experience the affirmation and the
housecleaning that prepares us for every other room in our lives.
In the Soul
Room we discover our truest identity as sons and daughters of God.
But that Room
also houses much of the grit and grime of our lives. It tends to
accumulate it all. And in the Light, such things get revealed and
addressed. No wonder we hurry past this doorway.
embarrassment, and pain may sit on the shelves of the Soul Room. So
we’d prefer, strangely enough, to stock such toxicity and poison the
other rooms rather than do business with God to toss it.
In the Soul
Room we practice solitude, where our hearts grow still and attentive to
We can enter
the Soul Room in the quiet of a private sanctuary or even surrounded by
a crowd. It’s a state of heart, a journey of the mind, a conscious step
into the cleansing and refreshing, calming and renewing, affirming and
transforming Presence of God. It’s not a Quiet Time but a place
to which we travel – in an instant; a place at our Center where the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit abide with us.
As we learn
to step back and forth between this Room and every other room in our
life, we encounter Him with greater intensity and we live life with
greater groundedness. Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many rooms
....” It’s true in our lives, too. But one room sets the rest in
correct order; the Soul Room. Dare we enter it?
In HOPE –