"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Emerson

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Clean House

A couple days ago, the hubby returned from deployment. In preparation, I cleaned house top to bottom. Even Neicy Nash would be proud. Speaking of, that Clean House show has become quite an addiction of mine since the hubby was gone. I'd put it on, mostly as background noise, as I cooked dinner or cleaned up. The idea of changing life through altering your space is awesome to me.

So, all my cleaning got me thinking...if I clean this much when my earthly love comes home, how much more should I be cleaning my "house" in preparation for the creator of the Universe?

"In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
2 Timothy 2:20-22 NIV
A new year approaching means a new start, a new chance, a new clean house. Our Father is coming eventually and the question will be, how well did we prepare for Him? How much grit and grime did we try to expel from our lives before His arrival? Everyday I find a new filthy corner that I need to get rid of. Everyday another dust bunny pops up. And everyday I am given another chance to clean house.
Here's to making ourselves instruments for noble purposes...
Until next time,
And a very Merry Christmas to all my blog readers! May God's peace, presence, mercy and love shower you this holiday season!


Lindsay (aka Linz) said...

This is a great analogy, Catherine! A great resolution for this new year...

Jennifer said...

I found your blog in a P31 Woman's magazine. Wonderful blog! God bless!

Joanna said...

I found your blog from a friend who found it through P31.
I too am a military wife, my husband just left for his deployment.
Was wondering if you have any advice, wisdom, to share to a fellow believer? Anything you would do different? Anything you did you wish you had not?