It is 1:17 a.m., I have meetings today at 8:30 a.m. and I am in a bit of discomfort and have taken ibuprofen. I can’t take anything stronger and still be cognizant tomorrow. Plus I am trying to not take pain meds any longer. Me tough she girl–ugh.
Services the past week went very well. I wasn’t worried about the numbers, only the content. Wanted each service to be rich in God’s content and his wants.
Right now the Christmas clearance sales begin. Soon to be followed by January clearances. We need to approach our secular lives and Christian lives like that. In a clearance sale you are clearing your shelves, getting rid of old inventory.
In our lives we need to do that. Clean our closets, empty our debris. Both literally and figuratively. In our homes, our work, our relationships, within ourselves and in our spiritual lives. Cleaning those junk drawers or that closet where everything gets shoved is not fun.
Get rid of the things that impede us from closeness with the right people and with our relationship with God. There are times in our lives when we have to move away from relationships that keep us from our faith. That doesn’t mean we stop praying for them or caring for them but we distance ourselves from the behaviors that might be keeping us from Christ – like behavior. That is often the hardest thing we will have to do but when we hear of being unevenly yoked that doesn’t fall just into romantic relationships but for all relationships.
We need to empty us and fill it with Him. It’s time for a Clearance sale.