I really enjoy upgrading furniture and finding ways to make old and outdated items look fresh and, in my opinion, beautiful. The process of working with different items is very therapeutic for me as it allows me to clear my mind and be creative. Maybe it's just years of pent-up creativity working itself out. I mean, artistic creativity is not something I cultivated a great deal of while I was in the Army.
While I'm working on projects, whether sanding, gluing, painting, or even in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, I feel like all of the distractions that easily entangle me just melt away. The joy of creating something and recreating something has been around since...well, since before man was even created. Remember Genesis 1:3-4 "And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good..." (NIV). Everything God created he saw as "good."
I woke up this morning thinking about this verse:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
How amazing it is to know that Jesus makes each and every one of us a new creation when we place our lives in Him. Yes, I get happy when I make a new meal or make an old piece of furniture look more beautiful. But how much more joy does God experience when we become a new creation through Christ Jesus! I have so much excitement about sharing my projects with all of you to inspire new ideas in your kitchen or home, but I'd be remiss if I did not share the ultimate makeover that God has done and is continuing to do in my life through Jesus. It just can't compare to any project I will ever work on.
So, when I begin working on a new project in and for our home and all of those distractions melt away, I'll continue to reflect on this verse
I'm willing to share more if anyone is interested.
Until Next Time!