Getting organized has moved to a new level. Renovation. The act of improving by renewing and restoring. In case it wasn’t obvious, this blog really is about the faith journey. You begin the day you examine your life and begin to organize and rearrange your stuff, your priorities. You store the things you don’t need to look at for a while and get rid of things you don’t want. (See Getting Organized Parts 1 and 2)
As you focus and your understanding of who you are crystallizes, and you become entirely present to one moment, each moment, every day. (See Crystalline Moment)
Other people are always part of growing in faith. Once other people entered my journey, I got renovation. My world turned upside down, walls came down, (all that pine paneling) holes where patched, things were rewired, and new furniture added to structure my daily life; it seemed to take forever. Some days, it looked and felt like nothing was happening at all. In fact, you can see from the picture, the drywall needs paint, and I am not able to get to my desk, yet…
We live in this state our whole lives. God is in the process of renovating our lives. It is unsettling and at the same time life giving and hopeful. What may have seemed fine to begin with, becomes a new creation. Purpose and meaning are added to life. Love and mercy flow freely. All the pieces belong, suddenly everything belongs. Nothing is wasted. Having faith means growing in relationship with God and others to renew and restore our lives, our families, our community, our world. Faith is for improving our lives now.
God’s designs are for glorious living! Especially in the midst of renovation.