The weather has changed, the leaves have fallen, the lawn mower can be put away (I hope) for the next few months… but where can I put it? You see, for the last several months we have been in transition. Things have been jumbled ever since I moved out of my church office and into my home office (I still “office” at coffee shops, but at least I had a physical storage spot, an office, at the church to keep my books). Upon the departure from Boulevard, we brought all the books into the garage because we were in the midst of our major overhaul; the playroom upstairs moved downstairs to have a nursery/bedroom for Will. The spare room downstairs became the playroom. The dining room became the homeschool room. The school room eventually took on about 3/4 of my books as well, leaving 1/4 of them for the non-space in the garage. The end-result, Elisabeth could park her car in the garage, but I couldn’t–cycling us back to the beginning of this post– the weather has changed. Colder weather finally motivated me to do the major deep cleaning of the garage, so that I, eventually, could park in the garage as well! Which DOES lead me to the faith foundational thought.
My life often gets cluttered as well. My garage often becomes the place where we store odds and ends until we can figure out where to put them/hide them. Sometimes it is the collection place for junk to be thrown out or the storage area for new gifts yet to be opened. I think I do the same thing with my Spiritual life. Sometimes I throw things into “storage” with the intention of getting to them eventually. And then there are things I’m ready to “do” (read: add) that I can’t quite fit into my schedule so it just sits.
It took all day, but all the storage containers came down, every box was opened and reorganized. The broom and air-blower were put to good use and everything was reorganized.
I am now doing the same with my Spiritual life. I want to reorganize the way my time with the Lord looks and feels right now. Old habits will be tossed into the garbage and space will be made for some new practices! Praise God,
He is making all things new!