I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. Habbakuk 2:1
Do you remember reading about being a “Noticer” on Day 11? It was early on in our journey that we were introduced to the significance of the watchmen in the Old Testament. We learned that they had the best vantage points, saw things that no one else saw, saw things before everyone else saw them.
We also learned that this is what happens when we pray: we begin to see things that no one else sees, see things before others see them. We are all becoming God’s watchmen – and I can relate to these words now so much more than 27 days ago.
How about you? Are you slowly beginning to see a different way of life? I don’t want to go back. I refuse to let this end just because the 40 days are coming to a close.
There is a part of me that wonders how I lived so long without considering a life paved in prayer. I can’t help but wonder how much I have missed out on.
It’s never too late – and now is our time.
I am finding my own watchtowers at home – there are 3 of them:
– beside my bed
– in the living room floor
– the desk in my office by the front door (my favorite!)
These are the places I have learned to seek God during our challenge. They are all places that make me happy and draw me to linger. I’ve also found along the way that the more enjoyable and cleaner I make these places, I’m drawn to be there.
Until tonight, it hadn’t even hit me that I unknowingly cleaned out all 3 of those spaces during our 40 Day Challenge. The only semi-organized and tidy spot when we started was our living room floor. Then, I made my way into creating an office. And just last week I cleaned out our bedroom and my lovely cluttered side of the bed. It was time to move the suitcase from Brazil….hmmmm….don’t laugh, y’all!
It also helps to have things in view that trigger me to pray. Photos of our girls and our family always make me seek God for protection and coverings over them. I’m thinking of adding a calendar for writing to the wall, and maybe even a page with my list of what I want God to do in my life.
The thing that I love most about these spaces, is that our kids are starting to notice. Kylie knows that daddy is praying when he is in the guest bedroom. And Kayla said something about “that place you sit every morning when I go to school!”
I want them to realize that we are becoming a family of prayer.
We will create more watchtowers – places to seek God.
Where is the place that calls you to linger? Where can you be with no distractions? Have you ever considered dedicating a place in your home to being your “prayer closet?” Make it something beautiful that draws you in and captures your craving for being with our Maker.