Get in the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day. But swing the door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.– Oswald Chambers
I know I’ve not been posting as often as I should; the new place had loose ends to fix, every box I open seems to have books I thought I’d thrown away. Document folders are strewn over the new bay window seat, as is the Japanese fashion magazine I’ve been meaning to browse. But later today, the lamp guy is delivering my newly-wired floor lamp, and the electrician has to finish switching the switch plates.
What has the minutiae of unpacking and sprucing up a space have to do with letting God in every day every moment?
Clearing out the old, making way for the new, looking at my old bad habits in the light of how others perceive them. . . these can be messy, but necessary. The same amount of thought, the same amount of detail, that has gone into making my living space new again, has to go into renewing my mind, my heart, my head, my soul.
I’m looking at a resolution. I might not have placed much value on making such things, but there’s a time for everything, isn’t there?
What are your thoughts as the year 2010 draws to a close? Are you planning on being resolute about certain things about yourself? Your habits? Do leave a comment!