Friday, October 23, 2009

Cleaning House, Cleaning Heart

I saw something I haven't seen in three years. The floor of my office closet!

I'm trying to get my closet in order so I can put some file cabinets in there. I have more files than Bill Gates has money. I'd be glad to trade with him, of course!

As I cleaned out, I found a BIG box of recipes. Me, the "If I never have to cook again, I'll be the happiest person in the world" girl.

Why would I waste my time, not to mention the paper, ink and storage, for recipes? It's not like I've EVER used them.

Maybe I have the vision of someday being another Julia Child. Considering my age, I had better start soon!! No. I think this is useless clutter that needs to be removed.

Sometimes we accumulate useless clutter in our lives in other areas. Such as, a critical spirit. A person with a critical spirit always finds the flaws in another person. The person may have many good qualities but the critical spirited person prefers to dwell on what's wrong with that person.

The person who has a critical spirit usually doesn't bother to keep their negative opinions to themselves. When with others, they feel free to share their negative thoughts about others. Sometimes, they don't even realize they are slandering others. Sometimes, they do realize it but think it makes them look better in others eyes. NOT!

James 4:10 says, "from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be this way."

Let's check our lives and see if we have accumulated some things (such as a critical spirit) that we need God to clean out.

Doing some house cleaning and letting God to some heart cleaning, Gloria

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