When you purchase a new home, that is the time to sort through what gets left behind, recycled or brought with you. many times people bring junk, that has serious sentimental value. Many times we are upgrading the size of our home and we think we need to bring everything, because we need to fill up the home. The problem is that we tend to bring the clutter. Sometimes all the clutter gets shoved into the 2 car garage so the house can present as clean. The problem is that now you have no place to put your cars.
I was having a conversation with my Pastor and he took me on an interesting journey. Imagine that your brain is your home. What does the front door look like. He reminds me that right now there is nothing. So whatever we put in there, we do so purposefully.
The passage that my Pastor was illustrating was Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
So seeing everything as brand new was exciting. I do not have to lug garbage into my new home. I do not have to design my home like someone else says I should. I can start from a clean slate and add those accents that shine light on the most important thing or person in that room. What does that room need to reflect. For me, it represents a rebirth and an opportunity to build something that is worthy of the carpenter that paid dearly to give this room to me.
So white walls with a comfortable chair where looking up is the natural response. This room is but a temporal place, because I need to leave my house to do the work I was called to do. But when I come home, I know what is good and true and and it is the most peaceful place in the world.