My closet has been driving me crazy!
I braced myself this morning and dove in full-steam.
Removing things I do not wear anymore, color-coordinating the things I do wear.
I realized black must be my favorite color!
Now, I can stand back and look at my closet without cringing.
There's so many other parts of my world that need this kind of attention.
I need to dive in, full-steam...
My kitchen pantry, my dresser drawers.......
So many things filled with clutter and unnecessary items.
But more than any of these places around my home, I know I need to purge my heart.
Scoop out the negative thoughts and replace every one of them with positive thoughts.
Purge the ugly parts of me and stuff them full of His love and goodness.
Envy, worry, guilt, discontentment......
I battle them all.
Today, I'm making a choice to organize some things in my home.
But I'm also making a choice to organize some things in God's Home.....my heart.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.
Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me-everything you heard from me and saw me doing.
Then the God of peace will be with you.
Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price.
So you must honor God with your body.
I Cor. 6:19-20
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
I John 4:16