Cleaning House

5 02 2016

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Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Clutter around the house can accumulate quickly if you are not careful to sort and discard the little piles of mail and paper that seem to come from nowhere. At times, I procrastinate and leave things unattended only to find a much larger pile of items that needs my desperate attention. The process of deciding what to keep and what to throw away usually helps me to clear space both in my office and in my mind.  

I liken my heart to my house. At times I let my feelings pile up, anger, hurt, sadness or frustration.  I don’t take the time to sort them all out and discard their unnecessary baggage.  As a result, what was a small thing has grown into something much larger and less easy to manage.  The emotional clutter causes hard feelings and allows difficulties in relationships to grow.  These feelings can sometimes transform into permanent structures if we permit them to take up residence in our hearts.  Clutter blocks the flow of love and peace that God intends for our lives.  If you are like me, it may be time to clean house.  It is time to release the hurt.  It is time to forgive.  It is time to do the work to seek higher ground in our relationships. 


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