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Make Room for Jesus

The other night Ann Elizabeth sat in the bed with me after her bath. I wasn’t feeling great, and she just wanted to snuggle. As she climbed in, she said something that only today struck me. She told me that she sometimes moves over in her bed to make room for Jesus in case He wants to sit down. She then proceeded to move closer to me leaving plenty of room in the bed and patted the mattress indicating He should sit down.

This morning after waking up, starting my coffee, and scrolling through Facebook, that conversation came back to me like a flood. In the midst of all that’s going on in our world today, are we making room for Jesus? No, we don’t have to scoot over in the bed, but we might need to physically and spiritually move some things out of our way. You might need to get up earlier so your house is quiet. You might need to get away from your kids for awhile.

These times are uncertain in our world right now, but Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” When your heart gets anxious and worry starts to creep in, remember Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” We have to trust in Jesus when our hearts are heavy.

So I challenge you today to make room for Jesus however that looks in your life. Make room for Him to come in and calm the storm in your heart. Make room to talk to Him and read His Word. There’s no better time than today!

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