Changing it a Bit
I learned years ago in Marriage Encounter that I need to find creative ways to keep love alive. Avoid the boring status quo and experiment with new ways of doing things. The principle of changing it a bit can be applied to any relationship, really. Healthy friendship is a gift but doesn’t just fall in my lap. I have to work at that too and think of ways to enjoy life together with those special friends.
I’ve changed some things around the house recently to spice up things. When I took down Christmas decorations, I placed my plants in different rooms and rearranged the bookcase to give the living room a different look.
I drank my coffee black. Ugh, that did not work!
I knew months ago the “read through Bible” plan I especially like and have used off and on through the years would not suffice this year and found a new way to pray and study in the morning. How refreshing to wake up to a new way of saying hello to God!
My pastor mentioned that he enjoys talk radio as he drives around town during the week. However, when he travels that half hour to our sister church in another town, the Holy Spirit beckons him to shut off everything and pray in the quiet drive. I totally get that!
I like change as long as it’s not too crazy. I like it, too, that some things never change like God’s Word. Funny how God’s Word never changes yet it changes me.
Have you changed anything around a bit lately?