Keep it. Share it. Trash it!

Day 56
310 days remaining after today.

I am fresh here at my temporary desk img_6515from prayer journaling in one of my favorite places on earth: our still in the process quiet room. I am here with thoughts yet to be sorted within the lines of this screen.

I was praying about the stuff in this house. Lots of stuff, more stuff than we have used in many a year, stuff and more stuff that I have grumbled over more times than is holy (you know what I mean). This morning I prayed differently, acknowledging that obviously I had been going about this the wrong way. So we (I say We because I’m pretty sure it was not me alone here that) came to this kind of praying: ‘The stuff in this house needs a home; either here in this home, in someone else’s home or in a trash bin somewhere so I pray for You to help us sort this stuff in our house.’ And that did it!  I was off with if my house needs this so do I. The stuff in me needs sorting.

And since thoughts birth actions, lets begin there. Some of my thoughts I need to keep, ponder, expand, let them ripen until they are ready to share or not (some thoughts never need to be shared 🙂 if you know what I mean); some just need to be trashed at the onset. And there you have the key to sorting stuff – in the house or the sanctuary

Keep it. Share it. Trash it! 

Item by item we must decide: does this need a home inside these four walls? Or is there someone else that would REALLY benefit from it? Or is it just trash, period? 

There is a Scripture that came to mind when this post was embryonic. . . . and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Here’s the whole of it:

 For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah. And when you have become completely obedient, then we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience. [source]

For though I live in a cluttered house, I do not handle it in a messy way – I handle it beginning today with real weapons that will be effective – the weapon of prayer over my stuff, all my stuff! I could take those verses one by one and paraphrase to fit this sorting business but perhaps you’d like a try at it. 

Who would have thought you could take 2 Corinthians 10: 3-6 and find a message for cleaning house?  HE DID! 🙂

Happy Thursday my Friends! 

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Your Prayer requests welcomed