Thursday, January 15, 2009


Have you heard the story about the man who was talking to his son about the scripture that says, "From dust you came and to dust you shall return." He explained the scripture to his son as best he could. A few minutes later the boy yells from his bedroom. "Dad, come quick. There's someone under my bed but I can't tell whether he's coming or going."

There seem to be lots of places in my house where dust accumulates. Take the washer and dryer for instance. How often do you slide your washer and dryer out so you can vacuum out the dust? I usually don't see what's under them unless it's time to get a new washer/dryer or when we are moving. Please don't tell me you pull yours out and vacuum there every month. That's going to make me feel REALLY bad!

Another place dust accumulates is under our bed. We have one of those sleigh beds. It looks nice but just try and get a vacuum under it. I can barely get my hand under the sides! If the little boy had looked under by bed he would have thought several people were there!

Even though it is difficult, I occasionally slide a broom or mop under the bed to remove the dust. It is necessary that I do that because my husband and I are both allergic to dust.

Sometimes our lives can become "dusty." Bad habits. Thoughtless words. Unkind actions. They become dust that pollutes our lives. We may not even realize we've allowed the dust to accumulate.

Have the words that came out of your mouth this week been dust? Have the thoughts you've allowed to fill your mind been dust? Can the things you've done this week be considered dust? Then it's time to allow God to do a good spring cleaning job on your life. Let him control and there will be no dust to pollute your life and the lives of those around you.

Allowing God to do some spring cleaning in my life, Gloria

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