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.



HELLO!

Thanks to Pam of Writing Apples of Gold
Anybody home?
Sorry, my dear friends, my dear thoughtful and caring friends, like my precious of the "Jottings", you know who you are.  Thank you, that you have been visiting.  If someone cares to notice, how many visits one makes and scribbles a "hello" down there in the comment box, one will know for sure by the dates.

I know, she cares. I know you all care.  I know Jesus cares too, even if I have been into a silent pit.  A pit of my own making.

Perhaps later on..... I can word them and string them into a post here.

I know I have lots to say, especially for and about what God is doing.... even when I sometimes forget and doubt.

I know that I am to give thanks in everything, nothing skipped even the low moment ones.

I know you are there, you peep in once in a while and wonder where I've gone.

Thank you friend!  That alone deserves words that make our Maker delight in you, because you care.  Because you thought of your friend.

I praise God for you all who kept me in their thoughts.

SEE YOU SOON! 

NOBODY WAS HERE FOR SOMETIME.......

I know.......

....but how can I keep away for too long? .........  how could I be so so silent for a while?

I know..... because........


PROMISE TO SEE YOU BACK SOON!




I guess, I need to spring clean all the dust and cobwebs of self-worth, or isn't it un-worth?