The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
We’ve never built a house before … but I hear it can be one of the hardest things a married couple ever does. Making all those decisions about light fixtures and paint colors opens the door for all kinds of disagreement, I suppose.
But what about building a home? Why don’t we ever seriously consider how hard that task it?
Scott and I have been married for almost 19 years and in that time we’ve lived in six different houses. The priority for both of us has always been to build a home regardless of the house.
For us, building a home means creating space for people.
Our home isn’t just about us — it’s an opportunity to share our lives with others, to fellowship and do life together. We want others to feel welcome and comfortable. We want it to be a place where laughter and grace abound … where there is room to fail and celebration of success.
What are your desires for your home? Have you spent time considering what you want it to be … and how to make sure you achieve those desires?
Building a home is a gift … treasure it!
Lord, give us wisdom to build our home. May we create space for growth and grace, for friends and family, for love and laughter. Create in us hearts of hospitality to share the blessings You have graciously given to us. In Jesus’ name. Amen