I am sitting in the one place that I can rest in my chaotic house. We just moved in so things are piled high and deep.
I don’t have a bedroom yet, the carpet that is supposed to go in is waiting for someone stronger and more knowledgeable to do that job. That person has been busy finishing the last bits of renovations and moving out so our sweet friends can move in. The moment he got here the farm demands began. So my bedroom is everywhere but the bedroom!
However, I found my Whispers of Rest book (#whispersofrest is a 40 day devotional that is taking me much longer than 40 days to get through…) and took it with me to my one corner. The words of scripture spoke to me:
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…(My) hands will also complete it.
But now take courage. For I am with you. My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!
I will fill this temple with glory. The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, and in this place I will give peace. (Zechariah 4:9-10, Haggai 2:4-9)
I know this scripture is talking about temples not houses, however, for me, this morning, it was all about my houses.
We have spent the last three years fixing and renovating the city house while our farm house deteriorated. It isn’t horrible but it needs some help. The city house is new and shiny looking now, but I lived in renovation chaos the entire time we were there.
Now that’s done and I am back in my lovely farmhouse in obvious need of TLC and there isn’t much I am able to do besides very small things until the juggernaut is released, which requires my husband’s strength and skill.
So this scripture puts my heart at rest, I can do the small things.
One day this house will be glorious and God will bring us peace.
I will not despise the small beginnings.