Finding Sanctuary

The only place we find sanctuary is with God. We are temples of God; God’s Good inhabits our very souls; God walks with us; we are His children. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you” (3:16). Our bodies are tabernacles for the Holy Spirit and with this presence we rise to God’s experience His altar on high. We are chosen to be his voice on earth; in a word we are all His priests calling others to join us in our quest to rise from the darkness of our decadent society and walk in the marvelous light of Truth and Love. Praise to God.

I am empowered by the Holy Spirit; I walk in God’s light; I praise God; I allow my mind to empty for God’s words. When I pray, I do not ask anything of God; I merely want to dwell in His uplifting Grace. The Apostle John reminds us, “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. (7:37)” I invite all whom I meet to find this sanctuary of God.

As I examine my life, I accept that I find my sanctuary waiting for me in my meditations and prayers. First, I pray as Jesus taught me: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever.”

This prayer of praise, supplication, and intercession is a call for all humanity to walk as Jesus walked. When God calls us, we open our hearts to His Love and Truth. We find ourselves

 safe in our sanctuary, protected by His Grace.

© Russell Kendall Carter

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