“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” ~ Lamentations 3:22-23
Today has been a day of furniture moving. Seriously. Nearly every piece of furniture in the main rooms of my house – living room and kitchen – have been dragged around, vacuumed under, scooted back and forth, and put in places that they weren’t before. My parents have a very good sense of humor, to drive all the way to visit me and then immediately be subjected to my whims of rearrangement.
For me, it has been a good thing. It’s nice to shift things around, if nothing else to create a deeper appreciation for what is there. It’s also nice, because yet again, I am finding little ways to say, “This is my house now.” It’s hard to move things away from not sharing a home with my husband, but the truth is for me it’s much more healthy than leaving it a shrine to the way things were.
I think we should move the furniture in our spiritual lives every now and then, too. It is easy to become complacent when you see the same things every day. Have you ever noticed that after awhile, you forget what surrounds you, simply because it is so familiar? Shaking things up might mean attending a church retreat, joining a different Bible study, or finding a new ministry to get involved in. Stretch yourself a little, to give God a chance to teach you in new and amazing ways. And take every opportunity available to see God’s faithfulness through new eyes.