At Aroma it’s our passion to help people smell, become and spread the Aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15). We recently went through a process of renovations in our coffee shop and church. The plan was to create a space where worshipping God could happen everyday. We enter his gates with thanksgiving (Psalm 100:4), so we redesigned our first floor to be more open and inviting. We want friends of the Aroma to feel welcomed, invited, and comfortable. Next, we recreated our second floor space to allow more seating for friends during the week and also during our church services. Finally, we designed the space to have our communion table in the center during services. We want everyone to look in towards Jesus as we fellowship together. He’s the center of our lives and the reason for our existence. We hope that this new remodeling is good for business and better for hosting God’s Presence!
Perhaps, you should consider a remodel in your life, business or ministry. Perhaps, like me, you don’t always see the value in your facilities. During this season, although I still don’t fully understand it, I see how God is opening my eyes to the importance of space. God thought it was important when he spent several chapters in Exodus outlining what the tabernacle would look like. He thought it was important again when He said He would fill the Earth with His Kingdom (Isaiah 9:7). He finishes with the picture of heaven found in Revelation when we are all worshiping and praising Him forever in His space. May God’s glory rest on you as you consider what a remodel could look like in your life and ministry. Here are a few questions to get you started. The spiritual parallels are astounding :-).
- Do you need some color? Perhaps, spending time with the Lord regarding how He’s colored your life could lead you to understand the importance of a space’s color.
- Perhaps, a chair could offer you new perspective. I’ll never forget the story of one pastor and his chair. The purchase of that chair gave him a daily space to connect with God in new and fresh ways.
- How about a window? Like my new glasses that were recently donated by a great friend, windows give us perspective. It’s important to refresh our perspective.