There are a few differences between my older brother and me. One is his attention to detail. Everything in his house has a particular place—from the smallest trinket to the kitchen table.
Sometimes when I visit, I move a tea candle or nudge a hallway picture just to peeve him. Me on the other hand? I’m a little less cognizant of my surroundings. My wife has moved furniture into the house without me noticing. Once she hung a huge painting above the mantle, and three weeks passed before I even noticed. So I guess you could say I’m a little lax in the area of home décor. But that’s okay. I don’t believe God created me to be an interior designer.
I am a Christian, however. And as a Christian, I need to pay close attention to the details of my relationship with Christ. Prayer time, Bible study, church attendance, witnessing, acts of ministry–all details of a Christian’s life. Sluggishness in any of these areas leaves a door open for Satan.
Paul says the cure is putting on the whole armor of God—not just some of it. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil (Ephesians 6:11 NLT). Why? So I can stand against the wiles of the devil.
I try to take a regular inventory of my relationship with Christ. Am I spending more time on Facebook than I am reading the Bible? Am I spending more time on the golf course than in church pews? If so, I have to fix it. Satan won’t hang a picture above my mantle without me noticing. If I pay attention to the details, I’ll enjoy the peace Christ wants me to have.
Reflection: Let God be the interior designer of your life. There is none more suited for the task.
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