One of my mentors and friends, Cherie Burton, taught me years ago about the importance of creating a “sacred space”, a specific location, where you go to commune with God. She recommended that I create a literal “Sacred Space” where I would connect with God in prayer and meditation early each morning.
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” -Mark 1:35
In each home we have moved to, I have quickly established my “sacred space” where I, like Christ, go to “a great while before day,” and there in this “solitary place” I pray. It has been a desk near a window or in a storage closet or corner of the basement, or small room. Having a space set aside as sacred, has helped me to focus my time and my mind to be more devoted to connection with God. It is like my own tiny temple space within the walls of my own home.
I have usually taken the time to consecrate or dedicate this space through prayer each time I set up a new space, communicating to the Lord, that this is the space I enter into when I prepare myself to receive. Of course he and I can communicate ANYWHERE, yet I have found that more interaction occurs when I intentionally, enter into a space, physically and mentally, that I have set aside for that sacred purpose. I think he can communicate with me anywhere, yet somehow, I need the extra focus to prepare myself for receiving from Him.