Monday, June 17, 2013

A Special Place...

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”  Genesis 2:15 NKJV

The Lord created this garden as a special environment in which He could commune with man.  Because man failed and was driven from this garden, it is now our responsibility to establish and set apart a special place into which we can invite the Lord to come for fellowship with us.

Therefore, each of us should set apart a special “place” (Garden) in which to commune with the Lord.  This prepared place should be an area within our home that is both dedicated and decorated (the atmosphere of the cool of the day) to be conducive to His presence.

“But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, (this set apart place that you have created for the Lord) and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you openly.”  Matthew 6:6 (comment added)

Because the enemy of our redemption has possessed this land since Adam’s transgression, he must be driven out, and this “land” consecrated for a higher purpose - an area that we choose and set apart as a special place for prayer and communion.  This requires an action on our part to establish this “garden” (closet).  Then, we can invite the Lord to come and commune with us.