Get Rid of the Clutter

Yesterday we spent the day celebrating; an early Thanksgiving. We spent the day with Mom, family and friends. I’m so thankful for my mother.

I so appreciate the qualities of tidiness and organization that were a natural part of her life and that she passed those qualities on to me. I have one friend who comes to visit and she always tells me, “I love coming to your house, it’s free of clutter. Always picked up and neat. It makes me feel comfortable and welcome like you were expecting me.”

The Apostle Paul said this in I Corinthians 14:40 “ Let all things be done decently and in order.” Now he was referring to the way church services should be conducted, however, he used the word “All” and every place I have researched the word all means all.

Now I’m not trying to convict or condemn any who have clutter or disorganization in your homes. It’s a personal choice. But I do know that when it comes to cluttered minds, thoughts or actions that can be a detriment to us hearing God.

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

It’s hard to “be still” with a 1000 things on your mind. It’s important that we have our thoughts line up with God’s so that we can make wise and godly decisions.

God’s purpose in creating the earth was to make order out of chaos. In the beginning the earth was without form and void but God spoke the worlds into existence with His words and brought order and beauty.

We need to let His Word bring order and beauty to our lives as well. Take time today to walk away from the clutter and the busyness and “be still”. The Father is waiting for you!