Where’s Your Place?

I feel closest to God when I’m near the water.

There are two places where I always feel connected to the Lord in a special way, and that’s where they both are. I frequent the dock at the lake a few miles out of town. The stars are so bright and beautiful out there, and I’m always amazed by them. I also love going to the rocky Oregon coast when I can — the waves crashing in and out is so mesmerizing. I spent this weekend in a little town on the coast called Cannon Beach, and it was such a great getaway.

I’m not sure what it is exactly, but something about both of those places never fails to remind me how big God is and how small I am. I get something there that I can’t get in the everyday hustle-and-bustle of life. I have to get away and be out there.

It’s where I clear my head best, where I break before God, where I receive answers I’ve been waiting for.

I guess it’s not so much the water itself — although I do love that — so much as it’s me purposefully getting away to be alone with the Lord. I have to be intentional about setting apart time to go to either of them. Then I go out expectantly.

With all that said, I guess what I’m asking you is: do you have a “place?” Somewhere you can be alone with God? If you don’t, I would encourage you to find one. (It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant; it could be your bedroom!) Wherever your place is, go out there frequently. Set aside time on purpose. Go before the throne of grace expectantly. When you seek after God with all your heart, he will never let you down.

So… Where’s your place?