Temporary Office In The Library: Seeking Jesus’ Will Through Writing And Prayer

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Seeking library space for writing, prayer

As I’ve had to spend considerable time in the public library to write these blogs, I noticed something. People today seem to be out-of-bounds in how they treat others. I’ve had several people in recent days feel the need to touch my jacket or laptop briefcase sitting on a shared table in the library or dump their stuff right across from me on the table while glaring right at me. This morning as I was sitting in my car a lady came up and knocked on my window and waved at me; quite disturbing! Have you noticed these things?
What I want to talk to you today about is how I’ve spent the morning looking for a new job at the library. It occurred to me that there are conference rooms that I may sign up for to get privacy, and quiet. Libraries are not quiet these days – in fact they remind me of community centers where people take phone calls, talk in groups, tutor children, and have become quiet noisy! I remember the days when libraries were very quiet! Not so, today!
So today I found an unused conference room, after praying about this from last week; I needed an office space to write in and seek a new job from but I didn’t want to have to pay for a shared office space. I’ve looked at those companies where you pay a year for a shared office. You can build a private counseling practice or meet with clients you do financial coaching with and things like that, and where there is a lobby with a receptionist who answers the phone, takes messages, and processes mail!
I thought about doing this one day to keep in step with everyone else who is starting a new business but I didn’t want to have to pay for the $700.00 per year rent. Here is one space I thought about last month, as an example of a rented office space in my local area: Thinkspace rental offices, Redmond, WA.
Instead of paying for an office, I thought I would make a list of all the libraries in my local area where I could reserve a conference room, also called “study rooms” by the libraries here in King County, Washington. Today I got one because I waited outside the room, seeing it had been reserved, but no one showed up. The rule states that if the person is not in the room after 10 minutes, anyone else can reserve and use the room. I’m in the conference room now; my ideas are running madly, how I love to be alone and think with Christ in my daily journey! He is the best friend one could have and I encourage you to renew your faith in Him, in case you have slipped away from Him. Take him with you wherever you go – feel the peace and joy of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy this day!
May God be with you, in Christ Jesus.

7 thoughts on “Temporary Office In The Library: Seeking Jesus’ Will Through Writing And Prayer”

  1. God is speaking to me through you today. ☺ There are definitely a time to be alone with the Lord and often. I also enjoy the solitude as well. Thanks Suzanne, God bless you. 🙂


  2. “wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. . . . Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word. They love the wheat, but they do not grind it; they would have the corn, but they will not go forth into the fields to gather it; the fruit hangs upon the tree, but they will not pluck it; the water flows at their feet, but they will not stoop to drink it. From such folly deliver us, O Lord. . . . C. H. Spurgeon

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  3. I failed to paste the two first lines in the Spurgeon quote.
    “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech…. “

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  4. I previously worked at a library and I totally get it. It is the actually the opposite of what it used to be. I will continue to pray that you find the right office space to write in but that you have better encounters at the library! Maybe even a “come to Jesus” moment with a person you normally wouldn’t talk to!

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    1. Thanks @thecasonista. It gets crowded at the library, and I feel I don’t like being interrupted in my creative process…we all need ‘me’ time! Thanks for your comment!


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