Thursday, January 28, 2010

Making myself at home

I am trying to get settled and get to work here at Good Shepherd, but to be honest I am finding it a little difficult. A big part of it, I think is that the office doesn't really feel mine. It is full (pretty literally) of other peoples left over stuff, stuff the church had no other place to put and stuff that probably belongs here - but doesn't feel like its mine to use yet.
So I am going to be doing some clearing out over the next few days and I am going to try to make it as much mine as I can - until the rest of our stuff gets moved here next week.
As I am in the midst of this it struck me that this is how it probably is with us and God.
We need to allow God to move in and make Himself at home in our lives - including taking down and getting rid of the stuff that doesn't belong to him.
Wow, that doesn't sound easy or fun, but I think that is exactly what we need to do if we want to begin to live into the call of God in our lives and live up to who God created us to be.
I don't think this is the headline I was going for, but maybe we need to let God be the interior decorator of our hearts, souls and lives. Okay, seriously I need a better line than that, but I really do think that is the idea that we should be going for.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chip! It's good to see you on the blogging scene. You are a natural blogger, especially since you have blogged 3 times in 3 days...not bad. I am excited for you and the family. Jess and I have some other friends in Boston who we are planning to visit soon. I would love to see the family while we are up there.