My Space Giver Gets Rid Of Clutter


I am an admitted pack rat. My closets were full from top to bottom with stuff and more stuff.
Boxes of days gone by, thirty two pairs of shoes, clothes that didn’t fit, clothes that weren’t mine, DVD’s and a pair of boxing gloves. It had to be cleaned out so I went to work.  All in all I got rid
of 8 large trash bags of assorted stuff and 8 trash bags of clothes.

I put my mom’s small safe away but forgot where I put it. Found it in the closet! Hubby broke the lock for lack of a key and inside was birth certificates, other papers and the contents of my dad’s
wallet. Inside were his driver’s license, social security card and pictures of his beloved children and grandchildren.

My shoe collection was larger than I thought. Thirty two pairs of shoes which include, boots, heels both toe in and toe out, slip ons, flip flops, sandals, tennis shoes and a pair of pink slippers. These feet are ready for anything this Georgia weather can throw at them.

Books, books and more books! I already have a library in my home, now I have enough for two. The best, most unselfish thing to do would be to donate some of my books to the county library. But will I do it? Dunno

God revealed something to me today about closet cleaning and my heart.

I pack and save this stuff because most of it has meaning. When I let go of it I feel as though I am getting rid of a part of my life. However it’s a cleaning process that needs to be done. I do feel good
when I can see the bottom. I have room to breathe. I need to breathe. All the “stuff” suffocates me. Holds me back. When I finally bag it up I’m free to walk in and out of my closet to see everything clearly.

Life is like that too. I stuff myself full of pain and hurt, anger and fear then keep it bottled up till I’m about to burst. It’s ugly when I burst. There’s no room for anyone, not even God, and abundant life here on earth is out the door. (John 10:10) Relationships and life abundant are buried under my clutter. Sometimes I don’t even know who I am.

But when I take off my masks, and clean out my heart of the clutter by releasing it, I can find
space to breathe. Jesus is my Space Giver. He takes the boxes, and clutter and frees me from the junk in my soul.

My Space Giver I love You and thank You that I am free because You take the burdens of my heart and let me breathe again.

Matthew 11:28 -30 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU
WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

 

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  1. Hey, Julie! I just finished reading Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You, by Andy Stanley. It was really eye opening about how we pay so much attention to outward things but rarely focus on our hearts and what clutters them, keeping us from being able to truly love; and the importance of cleaning the closet so-to-speak. Your post was a great visual to go along with this. Thank you!

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