Move that Bus! (and other bits)

I am a certified nester. I love making my surroundings homey and personal. By the end of the first day on a new job, I will have my office full of family and travel pictures, inspirations and color. Maybe even a plant if light allows it.

Currently, I am living with a great friend and she’s given me free reign to be the decorator (can you hear me literally squealing?) I’ve learned that when I find a unique piece that jumps out at me, if I can afford it, I get it. Because as I collect the things I LOVE, I am determining my own style. My most recent finds range from a red velvet chair with silver studs and perfect angles; a driftwood log from the Rocky Mountains; a refurbished sea-foam green dresser of my Grandma’s; an old Brownie camera from an antique shop in England, and a 5’ worn out window with glass still in it. My style, I have determined, is bit of a coastal mix with French Country thrown in.

I love to spread myself into every corner of my dwelling. Hominess – pictures of people and places that all have a place in my heart.

As I sat at my kitchen table quickly slurping a bowl of hot soup, I was reading some Bible verses and one stood out to me – 1 Corinthians 6:19 (Amp) – Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received (as a Gift) from God?

I stopped, and actually thought about that verse. I am a temple. A home for God. I began to imagine how I like to FILL every part of my home with bits of love, I could only imagine how God does as well.

I’ve also learned that decorating my home and making it my own, takes time. Money, ideas and just the perfect find – all takes time. It’s the same when we embrace Jesus as our Lord. He doesn’t change us overnight. Unlike the 7-day Extreme Home Makeover edition (…though sometimes I wish that’s how He did it! MOVE THAT BUS!), God passionately and devotedly heals, restores, brings conviction and change, and bit by bit makes us more like Him as we trust Him to do so.

The Bible says in Philippians 1:7, “He Who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.”

Until one day, I hope He can look at me, His home, and say “That’s all me. That girl, she’s got my touch all over her life.”

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