Monday, July 21, 2008

Whew..this place was gross!

We don't do housework or laundry over the weekend. The weekend is our time together as a family so the girls and I do our best to have all laundry and "deep cleaning" done before Friday evening arrives. It's great on Saturday and Sunday,

but on Mondays...sweet mercy. This morning I questioned if I dusted AT ALL last week! It was ridiculous the amount of dust that covered our furniture! The sad thing was, I didn't realize how bad it was until I started wiping down my desk. Boy oh boy, it was just gross. We removed lamps, candles, books and coasters to get every last one of those little dust particles.

As I wrapped up in the family room I looked around, smiled and felt good about what we accomplished today. We will go through this same process on Wednesday morning or next Monday I will wonder if I dusted at all this week!

God reminded me this morning that the reason He is so particular about spending time with Him was very similar to my dust problem. When I'm NOT spending time with Him or I rush my time with Him, I'm pretty much allowing little particles of dust to form on my heart and my mind. Eventually, they all stick together and form a cloudy barrier between God and I. I know that He hears and cares, but that layer of dust keeps me from seeing God clearly. It distorts my vision and clouds my judgement!

I don't know about you, but I want more than ever to see Him clearly! I don't want anything to come between us..I need to hear,see and feel Him! So I'm spending the afternoon asking Him to do a deep cleaning. I'm asking Him to show me what needs a good purging and then I'm going to ask Him to give me the desire and strength to do it!


BethAnne said...

UMMMMM, I am still trying to figure out the problem with the last post that required an explanation. I dont get it.

I do; however, get the dirty house/dirty heart analogy. I wish I didnt get it, but I do. I so do. We have to remove anything that is clouding our vision of God and His plan for vision has been a little too cloudy lately.

Leah said...

I am so very much with you on this!! it is hard to believe that so much dust can accumulate so quickly. Same thing with sin!!

Great post!!


Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Girl that is a great example!
It was so nice talking with you today. I just love you!
With you in the trenches!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Amen sister...It doesn't take but just a minute for the junk to start accumulating!

Fran said...

I need a cleaning out! And, then I need some of that desire and energy to focus on His task at hand for me.

Hope you have a great day Steph!
I'm off to work on VBS the crack of dawn!

Love you.

Lauren said...

Loved this post! It's so true, isn't it? It reminds me a lot of Shaun Groves' song "Welcome Home."

Thanks for visiting my blog! I know this is a really weird question, but what font are you using on this blog? It's really easy to read and I love it!