Sometimes, we forget the words to our favorite song.
Sometimes, we forget about home.
We get so busy, and we don’t spend much time at home. When the weekends finally come, we go on another new adventure and spend very little time at home. This is how my life looked for a long time. I didn’t want to spend long amounts of time in our home. I would get restless and want to do something else. I think it’s natural for us to get restless at home in various seasons of our lives. We can sometimes have the fear of missing out. We don’t want to miss out on the next thing.
We get so busy making memories outside of our home that we forget to make memories inside of our home.
We look back at our pictures and hardly any of them are from in our home.
I often don’t feel very productive at home because when I finally am home, I am so exhausted. How many of you are so exhausted by the time that you get home that you find it difficult to get off of the couch? Yes, I know exactly how you feel.
How can we be energized again by connection and creativity in our homes?
I think it is time though to stay home for awhile and see how it feels to rest again without a screen in our hand, undistracted.
Home is a state of mind.
It is lived in and messy. It is not a show room like so many pictures in magazines would like to tell us. While those photos inspire us to design spaces we can rest and gather inside, we often need to find our own sense of “calm” in our home. I think most people are searching for connection and rest in their home.
Deep down instead, people want to come home and stay. I just don’t think everyone is there.
My husband and I have worked extremely hard to get where we are today with our home. What we have now did not just fall into our laps. We had to work week by week, month by month, and year by year to create the home we have now. We lived in a condo, a rental property, a family’s home, and a townhome before living in our home we are in now. It took almost twenty years after our college years to be in our home. It did not happen over night. It was a process that took time.
Now that we are in the home we always longed for, something does not feel quite right even after I have made our home lovely and beautiful. I sense that this feeling deep within my heart is my longing for heaven and an authentic community.
I believe our true home is in heaven waiting for us in eternity. My faith tells me that my Heavenly Father has created a mansion for us in heaven, and that is waiting for us. John 14:1-2 tells us to not be afraid or discouraged. It encourages us to believe in God and to trust in him. It says, “I am going there to prepare a place for you.” So let’s dry our eyes, slow down, and come home to our relationship with God and to our relationships with loved ones. We have all longed for that forever eternal home in heaven, and we won’t find it here on earth. We can design the most beautiful and restful homes on the outside, but they won’t mean anything without God’s love inside of them and our hearts. If you don’t have a personal relationship with Christ or you have been not sure about your faith lately, I would encourage you to pray to Christ today and tell him your longings for home. He promises to give you “calm” and “rest” in your faith and relationship in Him. Begin building your relationship with God and reading His word in the Bible today.
Hebrews 13:14 says that, “For here we have no lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.”
Home is true rest, and I hope you rest in your homes through your faith.