Fun fact for the day: did you know that giraffes can run up to 35 mph, they fall about 6 feet to the ground when they are born, and they only sleep about 2 hours a day? And get this–a giraffe’s heart is about 2 feet long and weighs 25 pounds? It needs to be that big to get blood all the way up to its head. That’s a big heart.
There’s a Christmas song called “Make Room” by Casting Crowns that you may have heard sometime last month, and the chorus says this:
Is there room in your heart, For God to write His story
Now that Christmas is over, this is a good question to ask yourself? Are you making room for God? Or is your life filled with the toys you just got, or the things you want to do? How do you make room for God? Make time for Him. Show your love in the way you spend your time.
But one way you may not have thought about–accept his Love for you. Sometimes when we aren’t making room for God, it’s because we are holding on to other feelings–like that we aren’t good enough, or we are full of worry or fear. Ask God to take the fears and the feelings that we aren’t good enough, because those feelings are not from God, they are lies. Make room for his Love.
Come near to God and he will come near to you.
James 4:8 (ERV)
Dear God, help me to open up room for you. Help me to feel your love and acceptance. Take my fears, my failures, and my worries. Amen.