The Lord has been speaking sanctuary to my heart recently. Ten months with a baby has resulted in a lot of sleepless nights, but I am finding rest in my sanctuary. Many days, this Holy time is found sitting on my couch, sipping coffee, and talking to Papa. He has been reigniting a dream of my heart to create a sanctuary space for others, a place where the weary and burdened may come and find rest with Him. We have this on a small scale with Alabaster Prayer House, but I see the day where this dream grows much bigger.
I long to one day have a home of our own that has a separate space where people may come, spend a month, rest and recover, meet with Papa, and enjoy time in nature with our small farm of animals; a place that can be an escape from the world and a sanctuary to encounter God, a place where we pray over people, sing over them, eat together, laugh together, and do life side by side until they are ready to go in peace.
Honestly, it’s been hard for me to dream lately: fear and anxiety cause my mind to say, “it’s impossible. Good luck with that one. Do you know how much money buying a farm with a guest house will take?” And yet, God has placed that dream in my heart and my husbands heart for a purpose. So, here’s me planting a seed, saying that one day, we will have a guest room/ house that will be a sanctuary for anyone who needs it, and we will see this promise come to pass as Papa leads. This is me saying I will hold loosely to the desires of my heart, allowing my Father to guide them and mold them, but also allowing my heart to dream WITH Papa.
I encourage you to dream with God, for He knows the plans He has for you, and they are good. What is a dream your heart has been waiting for the Lord to fulfill in His time?