The God Den… that’s the new nickname for my house.
Friday evening I attended a service at Bethel. After the service, Kris Vallotton asked how I was doing. I told him that spiritually I feel good, but I’m living in a big house without even my Beagles for company, so sometimes I feel a bit lonely. He asked what I do with my time. I told him that I work on my new business, read a lot of books by Christian authors and pray a lot, especially so since the public meltdown I blogged about not long ago.
“You’re house has become a God Den”, he said.
I’ll accept that. I’ve begun thinking of it as such, and it’s changed my outlook quite a bit. It’s a bit more difficult to feel sad when you’re sitting in a God Den, don’t you think?
This morning Kris gave me a big hug. He said, “I love you man. You’re such an encouragement to me.”
“And you are to me, Kris. Your labeling my house The God Den gives me a new perspective on many things. Those words have stuck with me.”
And with that I left him to greet the others waiting to see him.
Isn’t it funny how a few words can change your entire outlook on something?
I can’t possibly do justice to the way Kris’ words changed things in my mind. Late at night, when I sit alone in my easy chair, reading a book or conversing with God, those words will encourage me to remember who I am and where I am.
In fact, those words can be used to remove sadness and loneliness.
So I sit here now writing to all of you from The God Den: a place where I continue to grow in faith… a place where I study… a place God meets with me.
That was a good word.
Thank you Kris.