The other day, I was on my way to my nephew, Ja’Malcolm’s, kindergarten graduation.
He is going to be a first grader you guys…I remember the day he was born.
Geez time flies. On my way to the graduation, a song came on by Jonathan McReynolds,
called Make Room. Very good song.
What the Lord Pressed Upon Me
As I was listening to the words of the song, I could feel the Lord press upon me a question. I tried
to continue singing the song, but His words lingered in my head, that I had to actually listen to
Him and tune out the words of the song in order to figure out what He was saying to me. He
asked me if I was making room for Him.
I had to quiet the voices in my head and really listen to what the Lord was trying to tell me. As I
sat quiet, He begin to speak. But what He was saying to me was making me question my choices.
I was left with a choice of listening to the voice of God, or tune Him out even though I was
singing a song of worship.Letting Myself Dig Deeper
The song says:
I find space for what I treasure
I make time for what I want
I choose my priorities and
Jesus you’re my number one
So I will make room for you
I will prepare for two
So you don’t feel that you
Can’t live here, please live in me
I heard the Lord ask me am I making room for Him. I had to think about that. It’s one thing to be
doing what He wants me to do, but am I setting aside time to spend with Him. Am I actually
making room for God to do more in my life than I am allowing Him too.
I know we all want these great things to happen and believe God can do it, but are we wishing for
Him to do things in our life without putting the work in? Or are we making room for God to do
the unthinkable in our lives?
As I sat in the parking lot I pondered that question the Lord asked me.
Are you making room for me?
I answered, I think I am…
Every chance you get to spend time with Me brings us closer together
When we’re close I can share things with you
If we are apart it’s not as easy for you to decipher when I’m speaking to you
Remember, it’s a relationship, and in order for it to work you have to do your part
A one sided relationship doesn’t work
I will always be here, just remember to make room for Me
Everything else can wait
Don’t get too distracted with trying to get people to know what you’re doing
The ones that need to know will, don’t worry about that
Remember where your focus should be
Move the unimportant stuff out the way and make time for Me
As we draw near to God, He draws near to us (James 4:8).
When we make time for Him in our
every day lives, He takes care of our needs. We don’t need to worry about Him doing
His part, we need to make sure we’re doing ours.
Anything we put before the Lord, becomes an idol. Relationships, kids, jobs, money…all these
things that we want for our lives will happen as long as we keep Him first. The scripture tells us,
But seek ye first the king dom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Instead of trying to focus on adding things to ourselves,
lets make room for the Lord to do what
He already told us He would do.