There is a classic story about a social worker who went into the home of a family and was quite taken back by the condition she found there.
The family did not really have a sense of neatness. Everything was filthy. There were old newspapers on the floor and there was a mess everywhere she looked.
She thought and she prayed. She said, “God, how can I, in a subtle way, make them have the desire for cleanliness and better things in life which they could have if they took the time to have it?”
One day, she was at a flower shop. She noticed this incredibly beautiful potted plant. It was the most beautiful plant she had seen in some time. She bought it and instead of taking it home to her own house, she took it over to the house of that family. She set it in the middle of the dining room table.
The family started to look at God’s beauty in that plant. They started to look at their surroundings. They saw that the surroundings did not quite match the beauty of the God’s plant. They cleaned, and then they painted, and they discovered beauty again.
When you bring something beautiful of God into a chaotic environment it can change everything at home, at the office, or even in a chaotic mind. It only takes a little Godliness to make big change.