A year ago, my kitchen looked like this. A lot has changed since then. I think sometimes my dissatisfaction with the way my house looks or feels has more to do with me than with the walls or my stuff. I think I expect newness, I crave coolness, and I want to feel like I am contributing to the Change that is occurring all around me in other areas of my life.
So I paint and I rearrange and purge unnecessary things to make room for new ones… looking for some sort of satisfaction. And sometimes, yes, I think that a fresh coat of paint and getting rid of all the clothes you don’t wear can do wonders for your life, if only mentally. But it’s also good to keep in mind that it’s not really these things that renew us or bring happiness.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”— Hebrews 13:5
I think it’s also good to remember that the Lord loves creativity and the beauty of all things! After all, He created the most rad world for us to live in. So if that means painting your old dining chairs with this awesome Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint to bring some beauty and newness to your life (which is pretty cheap and takes almost zero time)… I say go for it. (It’s the bomb.)