“So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
And the floors of the house he overlaid with gold within and without.“
1 Kings 6:14 & 30
Stop…look down. What do you see (besides your feet)? Yes! It’s the floor. It’s amazing that floors are always laid out before us and we often take them for granted. We walk, glide, and stroll over them with little thought to how they provide for us. If you’re like me, you may only think about your floor when something gets spilled on it, it’s time to vacuum and mop, or it’s time to choose a new style for your home. Floors serve us by providing something strong, stable, and secure to live on. Today, as our remodeling progresses, I am feeling very grateful for new shiny flooring.
Floors can make a room look comfortable and cozy. They are also unique and come in many styles, colors and textures.
Choosing A Floor For Us
It took months for us to decide what type of floors we wanted and it’s exciting to see them coming to fruition one foot at a time. My hubby is doing a great job preparing and installing it. I’m impressed with his skill and thankful for his efforts.
Can you imagine what it was like to watch King Solomon build a house for the Lord? (Take a minute and read 1 Kings 6, to get those details.) The floor was overlaid with real gold! It must have been beautiful.
My floor isn’t elaborate or even overlaid with gold dust. While it gets covered with plain ol’ dirt and dust bunnies, there’s no gold involved. We chose a white distressed pattern which fits our style and it doesn’t show much dirt. Win! Win!
Keeping My Floor Clean
Over the years, I’ve realized that floors function just as well dirty as clean. However, I prefer them clean. Walking barefoot on a gritty floor feels kinda yucky. So, I try to keep it as clean as I can. My simple cleaning schedule is to spot clean as needed and to vacuum and dust mop at least once a week which keeps my bare feet happy.
Learning From My Floor
Another thing I’ve learned from observing my floor is that it doesn’t complain about being used, walked on, abused, or worn out. It keeps doing its job no matter how much it’s ignored, neglected, or mistreated.
Sometimes, as Christians, to be useful for God, we have to humble ourselves, lay down our lives, and commit to doing our jobs faithfully without complaining. Here are some Scripture examples:
“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father:
and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14
“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“Hereby perceive we the love of God,
because he laid down his life for us:
and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
In the process of laying our lives down, we may feel like a floor—overlooked, stepped on, dirty, and abused. There will be times when our hearts will need to be cleaned, renewed, or restored.
I’m thankful for my floor and even more thankful for what it has taught me. I’m looking forward to living life on it and skating into the future while doing what God wants me to do.
Bring It Home
What type of floors do you live on?
Praying for you as we grow together,