Second post in one day!
We can always find a connection in God’s word to any little detail in our lives. Presently, I’m decluttering my family’s clothes because it’s been ‘way too long since we’ve had any order in this area of our lives. What does God’s word say about having more clothes than we need? Just see…
Luke 3:11 – “He answered and said to them, ‘He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise..”
The thrift shops in our area are about to be receiving car loads of our extra clothes for those who don’t have what they need. I’ve started decluttering our clothes today, but since I have such a problem staying on task with anything I asked my sister-in-law to call me today at 9:00am to see how I was doing. That helped me stay focused this morning. By the time she called, I had worked in our clothes mountain for an hour and a half. What a help that was for her to call!
That’s enough for one day, though. I’ll get back to it in a couple of days because I don’t want to let other things go or burn out in the clothes pile. Maybe just maybe, I’ll have my house presentable enough to “practice hospitality” by Christmas. I have let myself be my own god in this as well as in food. I have well been on my way to being found dead under my clutter as an old woman like you hear on the news sometimes, if things didn’t begin to turn around in a major way. I got behind while I was sick for over a month and my husband was away for about that long at work, but I wasn’t a neatnik before that either. That sickness is just a good excuse for me.
Romans 6:22-23 – “But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Though food addiction and sloppy housekeeping aren’t sins on the same degree as adultery or lying, still, death is the wage of them all. I want the gift of God.. eternal life. These two battles of mine that I have long fought without much success start anew today.
Sharon, with Martha