Making your house your home. Home is where my heart is content…
“The Crown of the house is Godliness. The Beauty of the house is Order. The Glory of the house is Hospitality. The Blessing of the house is Contentment.” (Old Inscription)
Home is where I lay my hat,
I let my hair down and I rest.
In no other place will I find,
so much of what in my life is the best.
Home is where I feel secure,
where I laugh and cry aloud.
I can dance and sing and shout for joy,
for there I am hidden as under a cloud.
Home is where my heart is content,
and forever there God promises t o reside.
For it is He who fills each room with the love,
peace and joy, that my heart happily holds inside.
Felecia R. Weber 2014, OntheWingofaDove.com
Making your house your home is not as easy as it sounds. In the fast pace of living that we all experience to some degree or another, “home” sounds like something far off in the distance. Is making your house your home, one filled with the appealing attributes described above really attainable these days? Is it really even desirable?
I think for all of us, the answer is YES! As humans we have basic needs: comfort, security, love, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Those needs must be fulfilled in some way in order to make us whole. Making your house your home, is certainly a good place to start. This holiday weekend many of us will be out and about traveling to visit loved ones, shopping for that perfect Christmas gift, and enjoying the excitement that’s in the air. But isn’t it a good feeling to know that at the end of the day, you’ll get to return to that warm and cozy, welcoming place that you call home?
I encourage you to fill your house with beautiful things, so that your eyes are filled with delight and pleasure there. Welcome others into your house for a time of sharing the good things that you have to offer them. Take care of your house, keep it clean and in good order so that you can relax and rest peacefully there. And in all these things, be contented to spend quality time there no matter what.
Lastly, and what I believe is the true key to making your house your home…invite God into your home and into your heart. For when He is there, filling every room with the love that only He can give, your home will not only be your house, it will be in your heart. And God will reside with you there for all eternity.
“The house of the righteous stands firm.” Proverbs 12:7
Peace and love,
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