My friend is so intentional about rearranging and creating space in homes. She likes an orderly and neat decluttered household. As a matter of fact, whenever she visits, she will applause a newly designed home outlook or challenge me to work better. “Space makes room for more.” She says.
Have you lately read the book of Philemon? It has been a while. Right? I charge you to take time and read. You will be surprised like I was. See this: And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers. (Philemon verse 22.)
We have prayed several times in the past. This season especially, we must have prayed more. Sometimes we are caught up with myriad queries of whether God is indeed hearing us. But do you know the Bible says, “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1st John 5:15). Paul tells Philemon to make a room for him, Paul, believed and had hope that he would visit as an answer to the prayers Philemon had made. Wow! Do you see what I see? Walk with me.
Often, we make our requests known to God. I can imagine like now, we are sending prayers to God concerning our daily needs, our job securities, our family’s protection, healing for our loved one, and many more. You know them. Every time we pray, let us keep in mind that God hears, and we too should be hopeful that whatever we prayed for, God will indeed come through for us. Prepare for the answers. This is an act of faith in response to our requests to God. Make room because He is indeed coming to restore you. Make room because you do not want to be found unprepared for your blessings.
Making room is not exclusive of our hearts. No. Preparedness stems from the heart. Let us adjust by keeping from sin that easily entangles us because sin prevents prayers from being heard. The psalmist says in Psalm 66:18. As we expect from God, may our rooms be clean and decluttered off every filth.
By Susan Ndiang’ui