I’m enjoying some decluttering and organizing days here. For three years we cared for Mumsy 24/7 and stopped all work at our house. The years before that were a balancing act caring for Mumsy and caring for our things. What a daunting task lies before me now. (It was very worth it. Caring for Mumsy was the best ministry in my whole life!)
Decluttering is hard work. Inch by inch I’m getting organized here again and it’s wonderful, but exhausting. I have a clean refrigerator and stove and oven and almost the whole kitchen. Wow, does that feel good!
I’m getting rid of things that aren’t useful to me now. They were useful once, but now they have to go. I had too many bags! Yup, I’m a bag lady. I had bags that were special for caring for Mumsy. One of those bags was a beautiful leather bag that was a backpack/sling bag so that when Mumsy was holding on to me, my hands were free. Bye bye to that bag. Every day I’m asking myself, “Do I need this?” “Do I use this?” “How can I better organize this?” I’m not asking, “Do I love this?” “Is this precious to me?” “Where can I get more of these?”
And I’m thinking about my spiritual life and asking the same questions.
“Does this attitude belong?” “Do those words glorify God?” “Would I want the Lord Jesus to be engaged in this activity with me?” If not, bye bye.
This is my meditation today as I clean out stuff…
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight,
and sin which clings so closely,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus.”
Hebrews 12:1, 2
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!