My husband and I recently moved into a new apartment. Andrew knew he wanted the place when he saw the private deck. I knew I was in love with the place when I saw the jacuzzi tub. Folks, we are living the dream!
We’re at that stage where we’ve lived here for a few weeks now, and we’re discovering that the initial way we’d set it up might not be the most ideal. We thought the chairs would work by the windows, but it turns out they look nicer by the hutch. We thought we’d keep the table a bit back from the coat closet, but it ends up feeling better when we center it between the closet and the spiral staircase.
In many ways, life with Jesus is like this. We invite him into our lives. We’re excited. It’s all fresh and new and full of possibility. And then it turns out the furniture of our hearts needs rearranging. Jesus reveals desires that need to be moved, and shows us gifts that need to be given more space. He also points out some decor that’s simply got to go, even if it’s well-worn and favored: bitterness, fear, pride, or greed.
Letting Jesus rearrange the furniture of our hearts is a life-long process. It can be tiring, scary, and uncomfortable. But we know that God’s work is for our good, and that this rearranging serves to make more room for Jesus. A heart more and more full of Jesus — that’s truly living the dream!