The white space of the day

“The white space of the day is God’s gift to us.  Discovering the white space of our minds on which He can write is what we’re invited to find, there.”- Sara Hagerty

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against . . . the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”- Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

Sara Hagerty continues Chapter 9 of Unseen as she observes the external, as well as internal, nature of accusations and criticisms.  When our inner voices accuse and criticize, we can’t simply acknowledge that influence and move on.  Therefore, we need to challenge it.  We must put up a fight.

Since your mind easily fills with all sorts of things that keep you from hearing god, every single thought matters.  Thoughts refusing to bow down to God give permission to another god.  In addition, Ms. Hagerty notes, a barreling life leaves little room for:

  • evaluating your unfettered thoughts
  • letting God’s rest and His peace seep in
  • allowing His truth to invade the cacophony in your mind

Thus, our racing minds leave no space to consider which of our thoughts align with God’s Word.  Consequently, we allow noise to take charge of certain parts of us.  Often, we scarcely notice.

As a result, we need to treasure the white space in our day.  Sara explains:

“The white space of the day is God’s gift to us,  Discovering the white space of our minds on which He can write is what we’re invited to find, there. . . . It’s one thing to get rid of the noise.  It’s another thing to know how to invite Him into the white space.”

Today’s question: What Scriptures help you, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to invite God into the white space of your mind?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “A road to conversation with God”

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