I have discovered small quarters can work as an amplifier for those living within them.
I prefer a cozy sized home. For our family of four (plus pets), our home has been perfect for us. A home that wraps about us,and embraces us.
We don’t have too much privacy from one another in our about 1300 square foot house, but for me, that has helped make it a home.
Home to me is not a pristine show place, but a place where grace & love are experienced daily. Where disagreements & squabbles can’t be swept under the rug of excess space, and His Presence can be found. Where we aim for peace before bed, forgiveness to flow 24/7 & new mercy every morning.
I am not naturally comfortable in big spaces or places, but have learned that as long as I know I am going home to where I truly belong, I can make due.
The same can be said about our relationship with God.
I want God to make Himself comfortable in every room of His home within me. I want Him to be in charge of making it a home He wants to hang out in. I don’t want so much space across the rooms that I can’t see Him at work in it.
I want His love to have free reign within, but find I need to be reined in so He can expand & fill me more fully.
I want to be small enough I can acknowledge His need, and overflow beyond my needs into the waiting hands longing for His touch about me.
I want His love within to be seen more than the size of my house, or heart.
Love grows best in small nests.
I often refer to my home as my Nest. When I feel His Presence most at home, I like to refer to it as “nestformysoul.” If I don’t need to be away from home, you can usually find me in my Nest, resting on my spot on our sofa, reading, singing or writing when I am alone, spending time with my family & friends.