Monday, November 9, 2009

Cleaning My Closets

For some reason since our nest is now empty, I have felt compelled to clean. And I do mean compelled. I have thoroughly cleaned and purged almost every closet in my home. It was long overdue and it felt good to get rid of things that are no longer needed. There were years of accumulated "stuff" in the kids closets. Old clothes and old toys that could be used by other children now.

During this time I began a new Bible Study with my small group. Funny thing, this study by Jennifer Rothschild, "Me, Myself and Lies" deals with cleaning out my thought closet. I had no idea that my thought closet was so full of junk. Our thought closets are crammed with thoughts from our past, lies that we have told ourselves. This has been a difficult study, in that it makes you confront any wrong thoughts that you have. Thoughts that come from ourselves and not the Truth of God. But in its difficulty, my thought closets are being cleaned and purged.

So I'm getting rid of the junk and replacing it with God's wisdom. Taking off my self-imposed labels and replacing them with God's.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB



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4 comments:

Leah said...

Taking this journey together, my friend. Love ya,

Leah

PS..my word verification for this comment is 'umble'. Fitting for me, huh?

LisaShaw said...

I enjoyed my visit Cindy and I know what you mean about feeling "compelled to..." GOD uses the regular parts of our lives as teachable tools. Wonderful!

Enjoy your Bible Study time and cleaning out (smile).

Love and blessings.

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Cindy,
Cleaning out old thoughts, lies and clutter in my mind . . .
sounds perfect for me. Thank you my friend for sharing this powerful post. I needed it!
Many hugs,
Bren

Lora said...

Oh, you are going to be soo encouraged by Jennifer's study! The teens and I did it this summer and it was very convicting.

I have been in the cleaning out mode too!

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving Cindy!