Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Cleaning My Soul!

Deuteronomy 9

Not Because of Israel's Righteousness

Hear, O Israel.  You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky.  The people are strong and tall- Anakites!  You know about them and have heard it said: "Who can stand up against the Anakites?"  But be assured today that the LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire.  He will destroy them; He will subdue them before you.  And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the LORD has promised you.

Spring is here and as I look out the window I can see the evidence of it everywhere.   New light surrounds us with flowers bursting to light the baby chicks chirping in the trees.  I love the possibilities in spring.  Like a lot of other people, when spring begins I clean my house and get it ready.  Out with the old and everything is scrubbed clean and made ready for the new life and the possibilities that are offered during spring.

I thought how much more important my spirit is than my home.  I guess that it is time to clean house here.  I have to open my spirit to hear the word of the Lord.  To really begin to listen with my heart and my spirit so that I may hear His voice and obey His commands.  I am lucky that I serve a Lord that goes before me, making all of my crooked places straight.  You may not think that you have the connections right now to reach your dreams, but God does and He has gone ahead of you to arrange your comeback.  He knew everything that was going to happen to you before you were even born.  He wants us to prosper.  He wants us to be healthy and fit.

God loves me so much and I am a miracle in the making!  God wants us to see and feel the victory in our life and we can do this by immersing our self in the word of God.  Don't try to play the games of the world for we are no longer of the world.  Give all of it to God.  Let me tell you when God goes on ahead of us and fights our battles, we will have super natural breaks coming our way!

God can stand up to anything!  Bad medical reports, no job, homeless, fights within your family, give it all to Him.  The Lord will go ahead just like he did for Moses when He went against the Anakites who were over 9 feet tall and destroyed and subdued them so that when the Israelites came through they were driven out quickly.

Our God is a good god.  He isn't mad at us but he is madly in love with us.  He wants to help.  He loves building us to heights we could never dream possible.  So get in there and clean house so that your spirit will not be filled with clutter.  Clean it so that His spirit will have a good place to dwell and work within you.

In Proverbs 16:7 it says,
 When you live a life pleasing to the Lord even your enemies will be at peace with you. 
 Does it get any better than this? Quit worrying about how all of this is going to work out and just dare to trust God and put your life in His hands.  When you do, I can promise you that you will live in His peace and in the world today you just can't find that kind of peace anywhere.


This makes me feel loved of God. It actually makes me believe that through my prayers something can actually happen! For an old Catholic girl this is exciting stuff. Maybe there is hope for me yet. Please keep writing!

Amen sister!! Lord is a good Lord and every day is a blessing. Focus on self chicka and put the good Lord first and all goodness will fall into place!

I just did my spring cleaning and I never thought about spirituality the way you put it here. It's so important to keep your soul and heart clear of clutter and bitterness!

Yes it is!! I heard it said the other night that bitterness is like drinking the poison you wished on someone else. It can end up killing you! I just give all of my cares to the Lord. He can do everything better than I ever could. Then I don't have to worry about it. I like to have Him in every area of my life. Then all is right with the world.

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