Cleaning House

*Insert enormous sigh of relief*

You can keep it

I’m done.  The apartment is cleaned and Scentsy-fied.  I only hope that it will give a warm welcome to the tour group, since I won’t be here when they come through.

I was thinking as I finished up this morning about truly cleaning house.  I’m a pack-rat, I know this and will not deny it, but I’m learning the freedom in getting rid of.  Letting go of.

As I thought about this, God began to give me a spiritual insight.  I am really the world’s worst about not letting go of things.  Hurt feelings, I can think of several that hang around in my mind.  There are so many things.

As I have been challenged to let go of stuff over the past several weeks, God has given me a new challenge.  Let go of past hurts.  Satan is the one who keeps finding them in my mental junk drawer.  If I would allow God to help me clean it out, Satan wouldn’t be able to pull it out and remind me of the hurt.  I think I shall take up the challenge!  Will you?

God makes everything come out right;
he puts victims back on their feet.
He showed Moses how he went about his work,
opened up his plans to all Israel.
God is sheer mercy and grace;
not easily angered, he’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold,
nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
he has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children,
God feels for those who fear him.
He knows us inside and out,
keeps in mind that we’re made of mud.
Men and women don’t live very long;
like wildflowers they spring up and blossom,
But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly,
leaving nothing to show they were here.
God’s love, though, is ever and always,
eternally present to all who fear him,
Making everything right for them and their children
as they follow his Covenant ways
and remember to do whatever he said.

Psalm 103:6-18 (The Message)


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