Sep 7, 2006
Any woman who has attended my weekly bible study I host can attest to the fact that I keep a pretty clean house. What they don’t know is that if they randomly open any closet or cabinet, things could, and probably would, fall out and seriously injure them. It’s not that I don’t want to clean out closets. It’s just that I have a family and a life. Honestly, it is also that I hate it. Organizing takes time and effort. I don’t want to spend the hours it takes to clean what no one else will see. Hum? Sounds like a comparison we could make to our spiritual lives. It has always been a misconception of mine to focus on the outward cleanliness before the inward. God seems to be beating me over the head lately that he is not concerned with my outward appearances, but is very concerned with what is going on inside my heart. I know that becoming more presentable on the inside will take some time. I may have to open some cluttered closets, face some dirt and grime, and often be willing to ask for help when I can’t do it all alone. Sound like work? Yes, it is work, but the benefits will be enormous. Even though God may be the only one who sees these changes, you will rest in knowing that the rewards are eternal. Well, now I’m off to clean out some closets. Yes, the ones filled with junk too.
Now, check out the pics of the clean "outside" and the "messy" inside. I can't believe I'm showing you my husband's messy closet. The embarassment alone will motivate me.
Posted by Susie at 8:48 PM