Monday, September 8, 2014


Recently, I gave one of my daughter's a beautiful book I have enjoyed entitled, INTERIOR WISDOM.  In reading it, one is reminded that a home reflects the state of the hearts who dwell there. I found it very inspiring and the photographs are beautiful! Our homes should be functional but they should also restore us from the trials of the day!  A calming home is a real gift!

I enjoy beautiful surroundings whether it be outdoors in nature or the comforts of home! I think most of us do enjoy our homes. Today, with all the amenities we have within in homes, we could live near someone, physically, for a long time and not truly know them even as our neighbors. People stay inside their homes so much now and social media makes it even more isolating for many. It's easy to become invisible to one another, less sensitive to those around us. My hope is that I never become that sort of person because when one does, they lose so much of the beautiful life that God intends for us to all enjoy! The Bible has many lessons about helping your family, your friends, and your neighbors. Seeing the invisible is the key to victorious praying and living. In our homes, we can be a blessing to others through prayer. God's simple call to pray for others is found in Jeremiah 33:3 where his instructions say, "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." God will reveal through our calling out in prayer answers for our own personal needs and those around us who He desires us to be available for in friendship.

Lately, we have been very busy with the necessities of life. We are fortunate to be able to help our children in moving or relocating which three of them have accomplished over the summer months. Our help hasn't been so much physically with them as offering emotional support and praying for their transitions. Also we have continued to help my husbands mother in her transition from her home to assisted living. As I think about how rapidly life changes, the comfort found in our home is really a good investment today. Eating properly, exercise, and rest continue to be the comforts I cherish in my own personal life. Rest is something I want to focus more on because proper rest makes a person easier to "get along with" and more who God intended us to be. Times of refreshing are meant to be a gift from above! Acts 3:19 "....times of refreshing may come from the presence of The Lord." This calling to Him and being refreshed in Him is such a comforting place to dwell! So....look around your home, take note and clear away the distractions and make your home the sanctuary where the spirit of The Living God may dwell! It doesn't have to look like the beautiful bedrooms above, but seek to make your bedroom a place for rest! You will be surprised at what God will do! Take comfort in HIM! Have a blessed and beautiful Monday!

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