I recently visited an acquaintance’s home which was being renovated; they had called me to suggest them on using colour on their walls. After we had gone around the whole house and suggesting them various colours for each room we sat down for a cup of tea. During the conversation the lady of the house asked me if I had seen the room especially made for her and her family to worship God. I was a little confused because I had not seen any such room. She told me to have a look at it under the staircase on my way out. It took me some time to understand, but I confirmed with her the place where she told me. I was taken aback and I simply asked her a question that if her son built a house and left a room with a ventilator instead of a window and asked her and her husband to stay there and lavishly used the other part of his property to live comfortably with his wife and children, would she like it? She answered no, and I said that is how God feels in your this room.
Some of us are callous enough and use God only when we are in dire situation, some of us use God when it is convenient to us. But I encourage you to make God the centre of your life and revolve your life around Him rather than fitting Him into your life. He should be the number one in your finances, decisions, time, relationships and in your home. If you wish to have a place of worship in your home, give Him the best place not a leftover not after every member of the family have selected their rooms.
When you keep your eyes on God, God also keeps His eyes on you. He looks for His children who need Him and want Him. In Bhagvad Gita 6:30 the Lord says- He who see Me everywhere and sees all in Me, he never becomes lost to Me, nor do I become lost to him.
So I encourage you today that God is the vital ingredient of your life, do not use Him as a convenience. He loves you and wants to do some amazing things ‘in’ you and ‘through’ you, give Him His rightful place-God loves you-Shalini Mehta