Tuesday, 21 December 2010

My life as a home...

Notes from the most recent ladies breakfast...

The Home: an analogy  
Theme: a house symbolises each of us.

Roof: covering, protection.
The name of the Lord is like a strong tower – the righteous shall run unto it and be GLAD!
 Proverbs 18:10  10 God's name is a place of protection—    good people can run there and be safe.
May our homes be roofed with God’s name and His protection.

Walls: represent safety  and security.

Door: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.   Matthew 7:7-8 (New International Version)
As we think of the Door, let’s also of the door of our hearts, praying that it may always be open and welcoming to God.

Windows: Open to the fresh air of the Spirit

Chimney: Smoke is a sign of life. May my life show signs of the true Life which is Jesus who says I AM the Way the Truth and the Life

Is Jesus welcome in every room in our lives? Is he welcome in the room marked ‘Work’? The room labelled ‘Self-worth’? The room – maybe the attic – where we keep our failures?

May my life be a home
whose roof spreads God’s love
over all who enter it;
whose walls offer
God’s protection
whose chimney breathes
signs of warmth and life
whose door is always open
to the lost and the weary, and
whose windows are thrown open to the Spirit’s
gentle whispers.

Preparing for Christmas
Tidying  away the rubbish. Impatience, keeping the peace for the sake of it
Cleaning up having the honesty to face up to mistakes, failures
Decorating  doing the ‘extra’ stuff – inviting others round, going to an event to support a friend... 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your post today. and how you gave an illustration of the window and chimney..something for us all to ponder on. God bless you and yours in the new year