This is Saturday. Lots of times on a Saturday my favorite thing to do is to go to yard sales. Today I find myself stuck at home. For one thing it is drizzling out, another I have no extra money to spend, and I have a little bit of a headache! I really don't need to be buying things anyway! I have actually been trying to de-clutter some of my own things, one room at a time. Yesterday we cleaned out half of the garage. Half of the garage now is all swept, dirt and leaves and the junk on the floor is gone ! We didn't actually get rid of too much, but we made it look much more orderly. (Steve is the organizer, not me). But getting rid of the dirt and clutter and the things we didn't need was a big accomplishment! Now everything has a place of it's own, either on a shelf or hanging somewhere. It looks so much better and psychologically we feel a sense of freedom. It is not too hard for me to get rid of things, especially if I know someone else can use them. So now I am asking myself why it is so hard for me to "get rid" of my sins. I want to experience spiritual freedom! Wouldn't it be nice if I could just throw away anger, throw away worry, throw away laziness, etc. I wish I could just sweep them all up, put them in a bag and never see them again. But then keep and hold onto, and use, love, faith, joy, etc. As I de-clutter my house, I am in desperate need to de-clutter my life! There are so many things that I hold on to. I feel like I am giving them away, but taking them back and "using" them again. I have so much to learn, so many areas to surrender to the Lord. I am on a journey with Him and He is showing me how much He loves me in spite of my "clutter." I know I have it, I see it and I experience it. I can't get rid of it on my own, but with His help I can!
Learning to Trust God . . . De- Cluttering . . . One Day at a Time
This is a brand new blog as I am now on a new type of journey! I am learning more and more each day what it truly means to trust God. This journey is taking me deeper and deeper into what it means to surrender my all to Him. I would love to have you come along with me as I share my ups and downs, my joys and sorrows and as I seek a closer relationship and walk with my Saviour.
I need to add that I am beginning the blog again after almost a year and a half. I am still on a journey to learn to trust God and seek to know His will for me. I write mainly for myself, but anyone is welcome to join me on this journey.
married 36 years, pastor's wife, 4 grown children who were homeschooled, 10 grandchildren, most important thing about me is that I am saved by the blood of Jesus. I like coffee and chocolate! I like sunflowers, daisies, carnations and roses. I like the ocean and the mountains! I like all of nature and love the Creator.