Earlier today I was reading from Jesus Calling, a small devotional book. Today’s call is to
“worship Me in the beauty of holiness”
For many of us who need beauty; who sorely miss its absence we may find it in setting a beautiful table; making a meal that is also a feast for the eyes. and we have that desire within us for beauty; to create. It took me awhile to end the struggle with beautiful home….too much of my time; my focus, was it right to want this meaning is it ungodly. Some would say yes but in my guilt ridden mind I did have spells of struggle. How to combine my gift of hospitality with creating and a love for beauty? Call me slow. I got it sometimes but I did get carried away with wanting or coveting. I am not cured of that but much more mature that before. It’s a journey.
What I have learned it this. God created me with a desire to create and to love beauty. It is a desire I have that is God-given. My guard must be up to not get carried away; to not covet and to not be consumed with the pursuit of the perfect…home, table, clothes, life!
What freedom! He made me this way. He will refine me in it as I journey with Him.
As I decorate with the love gals this evening, are we engaging in an act of worship; to create a place of beauty that may just reflect a sliver of His Glory and just maybe so are we? I think we will be.
I can’t wait to decorate and creating a special welcome for my family and my guests!
my love gals
bins of Thanksgiving decor
the fire pit outside
friends to worship with
Doctors and therapists
nice waiting areas
warm sunshine on a cold day
the touch of my husband
the smile of my little sweet pea granddaughters
Love Bug’s smile of great joy
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD
And to meditate in His temple. Psalm 27:4
I am participating in Multitudes on Monday, 1000 gifts at A Holy Experience.