I am really really excited! After being delayed a couple of years and rescheduled a couple of times, my home is getting a makeover…the living room, family room, kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, loft, son’s bedroom, and master bedroom. That is a lot of rooms!
Originally, we were just going to repaint the accent wall in the living room. As the years went by other walls needed repair and paint, thus we went from planning on one room being painted to nine rooms being painted. Although I had an idea of the new colors for my home, the color selection process for a couple of the rooms was not easy, to be specific, the kitchen and master bedroom color. Talking it out with hubby, friends, and contractor helped us ensure that the color flow throughout the house was balanced.
Prepping the walls for the paint contractor needed to take place, artwork was taken off the walls and knick knacks packed away. This was an enjoyable activity, finding that special picture, organizing items, and working with hubby to determine what stays and what goes triggered a lot of memories, discussion, and laughter. With packing comes cleaning, dusting, and clearing away of cobwebs. Yes, cobwebs! You know those high places that hold picture frames, baskets, etc., and since they are so high and hard to reach, they also gather dust and cobwebs…but the dust and cobwebs need to go. The day came when the paint contractors arrived and started prepping the walls and ceiling for the painting to begin. Additional damage to the walls and ceilings was located and fixed.
While going through this process, I realize that with the new colors, that new artwork will need to be displayed. We have also decided to replace the carpet that is stretched and stained with new carpet before all the furniture and knick knacks are restored to their proper place. Although I did not realize the extent of the process that was started when we decided to repaint, I enjoyed the process because I could not wait to see and enjoy the outcome!
This home makeover reminds me of how the Lord transforms us into new spiritual beings when we say, “YES” to Him.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.
The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Romans 12:2 (NLT)
What happens when we allow Him into every room to transform it into a living space for Him?
– He clears out all the cobwebs (fear, loneliness) and sets His light there (love and an awareness that He is always with us).
– He repairs the damaged walls (lies – we are not good enough) with His wholeness (knowing our identity – we are qualified).
– Old dreams are awakened (writing, creating, healing) and new dreams are envisioned (prophecy).
And the day comes, we realize that we are living the abundant life, being full of joy and strength in our mind, body, and soul!
Do you have dreams you would like to share? Are you being transformed or enjoying the abundant life? I would love for you to share with me below in the comments!
Theresa Doran is a worshipper and daughter of the KING. A California girl by birth, she was born and raised in Orange County, California. Theresa currently lives in Murrieta, CA. She is a working mom, mother of three girls and three boys, grandmother to three grandsons and five granddaughters (plus one on the way) and a wife of almost twenty years to a fun-loving man.
Theresa is a quiet lover of God and his creations…. people, animals, the beautiful places to visit, colors, rainy days, the beauty of the different seasons, and the ocean – especially the ocean. She loves new adventures. Theresa has quite the bucket list: visiting Alaska, Ireland, New York, yachting and participating in a 5K run, just to name a few.
Theresa is also on a journey to have a healthy and strong body, soul, and spirit for God. Why? To live the life He has provided to the fullest.
Theresa accepted Jesus in 1979 and was baptized in the ocean at Corona Del Mar (again, the ocean). But that wasn’t her first experience with the Lord. As a child she would flip through the Bible looking for that one special scripture that would speak to her heart. When she first heard she could have more of Jesus, she was ready. Unfortunately, these things did not stop her from taking some wrong turns in life. But, God is ever faithful. He is a pursuer of hearts, and she knew that one day she would return to Him and never turn back. And that is just what she has done.
Theresa holds onto these words written in the Bible; “I am here today loving God and believing that anything is possible through Him.” Mark 9:23 (NLT). Her passion is to use God’s gifts to glorify Him and be a conduit of His love and healing grace.
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