“He marks out the horizon on the face of the waters for a boundary between light and darkness…
By His power, He churned up the sea…
How faint the whisper we hear of Him!
Who then can understand the thunder of His power?”
When we read the Creation story, and these words from Job, and the Torah books in which God establishes His temple, we see beautiful order.
From the horizon line at the edge of the sea, marking a boundary between the sky’s light & dark, to who can enter the Holy of Holies and when.
His beautiful order is established everywhere.
So, of course, we are drawn to beautiful order in our own dwelling places.
For each of us, that is somewhat different.
Perhaps you are a “place for everything & everything right back in it’s place” kind of a person. One who prefers 100% order all the time. That is great.
Perhaps you are farther on the opposite end. Enjoying that lived in feel, you get to the “everything in it’s place” thing when it best suits you.
For me, I like my dwelling place to feel lived in & I don’t want the pressure of putting everything away every day, but I also don’t constantly want clutter everywhere. I am a self-proclaimed “messie”, and therefore, I usually come up with creative & easy organization solutions so that I can enjoy my place of residence without sacrificing order or the comfort of my guests/housemates.
For me, when things get too far out of order, anxiety rises in me. Concentration goes, followed by sleep.
Just like the universe. Left to it’s own devices, entropy. Everything leans towards breaking down. But, God holds it all together in the beautiful order He has established.
This is exactly how I enjoy my home – held all together in my own personal, beautiful order.