It’s always amazing how I can tie pretty much anything to interior design. While sitting in church on Sunday, the pastor spoke on I Samuel 16:7 which says, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the outward appearance, but The Lord looks at the heart.” He was speaking about David when he was chosen to replace King Saul as King over Israel. God knew his heart which was so much more important than his stature and looks.
That verse really got me thinking: So often we put more time and energy into what is on the exterior and don’t worry about what is on the interior. With our homes we can have the most beautiful interior spaces, with all the finest furnishings, artwork, antique rugs, gorgeous colors and fabrics – which in this application will represent what’s on the exterior – but if there is stress, anger, depression, anxiety, worry – when people walk into our homes, they “feel” what’s going on inside. You can have the largest home, in the best location, and the most beautifully designed space, but if no one wants to be inside it, who cares what it looks like. Our homes are gifts to share, not only with our immediate families, but for all who enter.
We have the ability, especially as Women and Moms, to set the tone for our home. What do you want the “tune” to be that plays to those who enter? Do you want your home to be a home of encouragement, joy, refreshment? Think about what is truly important to you. Is it a peaceful, safe, loving home? Is it a place full of laughter and fun? I encourage you to do whatever you can to make your home a place you desire to come home to. Spend the time and energy on what is really important, a home that “speaks” your language.