July 23, 2013

SPACE: MY RIGHT TO BE AT A GIVEN TIME

space  (spe…™s) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
— n
1.the unlimited three-dimensional expanse in which all materialobjects are locatedRelated: spatial
2.an interval of distance or time between two points, objects, orevents
3.a blank portion or area
4.a. unoccupied area or room: there is no space for a table
b. ( in combination ): space-saving  Related: spacious
5.freedom to do what a person wishes to for his or her ownpersonal development
6.a. the region beyond the earth's atmosphere containing the otherplanets of the solar 
system, stars, galaxies, etc; universe
b. ( as modifier ): a space probe space navigation
7.a. the region beyond the earth's atmosphere occurring betweenthe celestial bodies of 
the universe.  The density is normallynegligible although cosmic rays, meteorites, gas clouds, 
etc, canoccur. It can be divided into cislunarspace  (between the earthand moon), 
interplanetary spaceinterstellar space andintergalactic space
b. ( as modifier ): a space station a space simulator
8.a seat or place, as on a train, aircraft, etc
9.printing
a. a piece of metal, less than type-high, used to separate lettersor words in hot-metal printing
b. any of the gaps used to separate letters, words, or lines inphotocomposition, 
desktop publishing, etc
10.music  any of the gaps between the lines that make up the staff
11.maths  a collection of unspecified points having properties thatobey a specified set of axioms: 
Euclidean space
12.telegraphy  Also called: spacing  the period of time thatseparates complete letters, digits, 
and other characters in Morsecode
— vb
13.to place or arrange at intervals or with spaces between
14.to divide into or by spaces: to space one's time evenly
15.printing  to separate (letters, words, or lines) by the insertion ofspaces
Related: spatial spacious
[C13: from Old French espace,  from Latin spatium ]

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space 

c.1300, "an area, extent, expanse, lapse of time," aphetic of O.Fr.espace, from L. spatium "room, area, distance, stretch of time," ofunknown origin. Astronomical sense of "stellar depths" is firstrecorded 1667 in "Paradise Lost."

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For a while, the word space and its general meaning, has become a verbal and mental visitor in my prayers.  It was a long time that I became aware that it dwells in my heart and in my reverie.

I wrote about magnitude with an awareness of vast space, which made my existense a speck, even invisible when viewed among the billions of stars measured in distance by lightyears.  It was such an awesome wonder to be just a dust while the Creator of Heaven and Earth lives in my own heart.  He knows me just equally as He knows all the splendid details of the Universe.

Now back to my prayers.  Danger is always lurking around sharp corners when we ride our motorcycle for work and back.  Our roads are congested and hazardous.  We don't know the state of every commuter vying for space to reach destinations.  Daily I lift up my eyes to my Protector to keep us safe while on the road.

Usual Road Scene in Cebu
At one instance on an early morning congestion, I prayed to God to give each one on the busy lanes, whether riding in public or private commute, a right to a safe space. "Yes, Lord, it is a privilege that you bestow us, life and space."

Space is a right to be at a given time.  A safe one is a miracle.  God provided it.  It is a dwelling place where the sheeps are fed and kept, refreshed and at peace.

Eversince I became aware of space as my prayer, I began to see every meaning and every right I have as a child of God.

When I pondered upon the small space I gave Jesus in my heart, the vastness of His love becomes magnified.  It humbles me further.

I am convinced that the word SPACE did not just pop-out of the blue, and become my byword, like magical revelation.  He puts it in my heart and in my mind.  And I shall dwell in His House(my right - a place in Heaven and on Earth) forever.  My cup runneth over.

Space is my word for this year.  I promise to dig it in all angles to understand what He wants me to.

As of this first post about space, I choose (with God's guidance) the verses: 

Psalm 91:1, 9


1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 9Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place . . .


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...... and I realize that no matter how much I desire to be safe and unharmed, it is according still to His will and purpose, but I take joy in His presence because I have peace knowing that He cares for the space He has given wherever and whenever I am and the owner of SPACE dwells in my own heart and dines with me...... and I shall dwell in the HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER .


Psalm 27:4-5
4One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. 5For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.


.........This speck of a dust can only be, as conspicous among the dust of the vast universe, as the magnitude I proclaim about His goodness in my life through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, Father continue to draw me near to You, my loving God.  Amen.



17 comments:

  1. Dear sister LOlita. So happy to hear again from you. I missed your sharing of God's words.
    Yes, space! You totally made the word more valuable to me. My space. I loved the space that God has given me. And it is very precious to me that he had given us space in His heart too.
    Everyone needs a space, but i want that place in the presence of God wherever I go.
    Lovely sharing sister.

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    1. Yes, Joy. Space, a haven..... where we freely exist in the presence of our Lord.

      Thanks, sis.

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  2. Wonderfully written.

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  3. Lolita,

    Hi, now I can picture you taking the motorcycle to work each day. I enjoy picturing my friends and their worlds.

    Thanks for your comment on my post, "Not Lost In Translation." We had a wonderful time in northern France and learned so much from the people there. We were sad to leave them.

    Nice to catch up with you here, briefly.

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Yes, it is a clear picture of our four lanes only roads while every motorist is vying for quick way.

      May God send you somewhere on mission soon to places He longs for you to touch while continuing to touch us in the web.

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  4. Lolita, I love that God tells us in His word what his will is...and I believe that "space" as you have written about it is totally His Will! Beautiful words... and a happy day to see you back here! I've been checking every so often, and fun to find you today! Pam

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    1. Thanks, Pam. This has been on draft since April and since I haven't been here, I forgot to publish it.

      I also hope that I could stay online with enough time to post and be coherent.

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  5. I have missed you Lolita...missed your precious way with words that shows your tender heart. Know it must be frustrating for you with the online problems, thanks for using what little time you get to post.

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    1. Thanks, Betty. I missed all of you, not only posting but reading your full of wisdom words and extravangant love from the heart.

      Since our move to the ground floor. We sit next to the COO and the CEO. As he gets older, he prowls at us and wants to catch us red handed. Of course, that is his right as the boss. But there are times when we have done all our jobs and it is boring to be looking busy. It is nice to be able to be on-line at those times.

      So our FB is firewalled and other browsers too.

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  6. My precious sister and friend, Lolita...how I have missed coming to your blog. Missed your words of wisdom and humility. I love you! I'm making my rounds to my favorites...and I can't stop crying. How I have missed you all.

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  7. Hi Lolita,

    Stopping by to say hi. :)

    Jennifer Dougan
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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  8. Lolita,

    I'm so sorry that perhaps I left you hanging then without a delivered answer to not letting fear stop you. For me, not letting fear of looking foolish stop me means that I take a breath, and simply dive in, (or climb up!)realizing that foolishness doesn't matter in the long run.

    Most people you see when feeling foolish won't know you, or remember, or even think badly of you. Often it's just ourselves who are self-aware and nervous. Be bold! Jump. You can do it, Lolita!

    Jennifer
    www.jenniferdougan.com

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    1. Gracious sister Jen,
      Thank you for your words.

      Bless you as you continue to shine for your family and for His Kingdom.

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  9. May we use our space wisely and not just take up space!

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  10. Dropping by to greet you happy Jesus day and a prosperous New Year.
    I miss your blog entries sister.
    Hugs and kissses from me too:)

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Thanks for your company. I am glad you are here. Your encouraging word is appreciated. It brings joy like a cool breeze on a hot day. GBU!