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Home Sweet Home-by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted: November 13, 2022

A home is the outer expression of a women’s heart. Travelling, seeing the world and adventures I love, but even more I love coming home. After a long and exhausting trip, there is nothing like walking into my haven; a place of safety, warmth and rest.  I love knowing where to put my keys, purse, shoes and then the ultimate luxury of crawling into my own comfy bed. Being surrounded by my favourite books and the aroma of peppermint essential oil.

That’s why we call it “home sweet home.”

We can have millions of dollars in our retirement fund, a glitzy car in the driveway, a closet filled with designer clothes and a successful career. But if we don’t have our home as a sanctuary, a place of healing surrounded by all the things that bring us peace and joy, we are still not fulfilled.

So if our physical bodies have this craving for “home sweet home”, do our spiritual souls also crave a home?  After all it is our “internal home” that is the driving force behind everything we do. The Bible tells us that “Jesus came so that we can live the abundant life…” a life of blessings. Because I believe that Jesus wants us to have this awesome life that starts from the inside out.

But above all, I believe God wants our soul to be well.

It is vitally important that to build and create a healthy soul, we start every day inviting Jesus into our home. Until our souls are healthy, strong and at peace, even those beautiful external things we long for won’t give us the satisfaction and fulfillment we desperately need.

Our ultimate fulfillment, our soul’s “home sweet home” comes from having a healthy soul.

I believe all our souls long to be “home” with God. And our souls come home to God when we invite Him into our place of talking to Him through His word. Listening for His voice, asking Him questions and waiting for the answer. Acknowledging His presence and thanking Him for our bountiful life. It’s like coming home from a long, exhausting trip. “Come unto me and all who are weary and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).  When we come freely and wholeheartedly to God, that is when we truly come home.



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