Thursday, April 17, 2014

Decluttering the Rooms of My Heart

Hebrews 12:1
…Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

I mentioned in my last post that we recently moved.   Jerry and I decided it was time to sell our house after almost 14 years.

When we moved in, we had four kids with us – three of our own and Erik’s best friend who was attending college close by.  As they grew up and moved out, I just took over their rooms and filled their closets.   It was easy to do.  Out of sight and out of mind.  

In retrospect, I should have been purging all along.   It’s amazing the things I found that should have been disposed of years ago.  

Applying that thought spiritually, I wonder if I am letting in my heart things that should not be there either.  I realize the havoc unforgiveness and bitterness can cause to my body.    

I have resolved to ask God daily to reveal things I need to let go of.     The way I clear my mind is by journaling and releasing things to God.  Until I let go of the negative self-talk, I can’t hear God’s voice.  It’s hidden underneath the chatter. 

I would encourage you today if you are hearing voices in your head that do not line up with the Word of God, take some time to examine those thoughts – and let them go.  If you don’t have time to journal, just verbalize to God what you are giving him and picture yourself handing it to him.

You will be amazed at how much more clearly you are able to hear God’s voice.  

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