If I had written a blog last week, it would have been titled...
I was in central Texas helping our son and his family move into their new home. Oh please Lord... may we never have to move again!
It is so consuming, and exhausting, and they also have a 1 year old and a 2 year old in the big middle of it all!
Maybe because he has been a pastor in a small town, people have given them a LOT of stuff! A big part of this move was 'the culling of the stuff'...
I came home not knowing I was tired. But then it hit...
I know that His mercies are new every morning, but as we get into these years that are not 'spring chicken', those 'new mercies' seem to kick in about every other morning. Where we used to cure everything with a good night's sleep, now it seems to take 2, or more.
The mercies of God are there every morning, but it takes a day or 2 longer to realize them!
It is such a good feeling to be organized. That's what they are aiming for in this move. Every bin is labeled and stacked in part of the garage, the rest of it is... gone! Sometimes the biggest mess of all is the process of organization. Everything has to be pulled out and viewed, then a decision made, keep it or get rid of it.
So much like our lives.
We've all seen times in our lives when God is chiseling, and wants us to get rid of some of the 'stuff' that clutters our hearts. When we stop hanging on to some of that mess, our load is lighter and our hearts are freed.
It always shocks me to see how much 'stuff' accumulates, in my life and in my home.
When my mind and heart are clear and clean, my home and my life seem to function with better order too.
Any big loud 'amen's' out there??