Your Interior Designer – The Holy Spirit

The last two journals were about “cleaning house” and “taking out the trash”.

    Once we ‘clean house’ (empty ourselves and allow room for the Holy Spirit to make His home in us) and ‘take out the trash’ (leave our burdens with God), then He can be our “interior designer”.

    Most of us desire a beautifully “designed” home. You know, where everything is in place, beautiful pictures and decorations, like we see in decorating magazines. I don’t know about you, but that seems near impossible. My house has clutter, unfiled papers, and unfinished projects, and I’m not the best at decorating. I could hire a professional designer but first I’d need to get rid of the clutter before they could start, just like we need to get rid of the clutter in our lives so the Holy Spirit can make His home beautiful.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.   1 Peter 3:3-4

    We can be beautiful on the outside with pretty clothes, good hair style, and lots of “bling”, but 1 Peter 3:4 says it’s our “inner beauty” that is of great worth.

    You’ve heard the saying “we are what we eat”? If we eat a diet of mostly junk food, we’ll eventually have failing health. Or “What we focus on is what we become”. You can tell a lot about someone’s focus by what they have in their homes. You can also tell a lot about someone’s focus by their actions. If one’s focus is on a dysfunctional past, hurts, or other negative things, they will show negativity and bitterness. If their focus is on Christ and Godly things, they will be loving, patient, and giving…in other words, more like Christ.

Is the Holy Spirit YOUR designer?

Are you focusing on Godly things in order to become more beautiful in Christ?

Having a beautiful Spirit is more beautiful than having “outward adornment”.

~Joanie Lawrence-Cain