Wednesday, February 2, 2011
There is a new program on TV called HOARDERS. It is about people who have homes cluttered with things they never throw away. There are boxes and boxes of pictures. The closets are overflowing with old clothes they haven't worn in 10 years. Clothes are draped over doors. Clothes are hanging on top of clothes. There are piles of clothes laying in the floor. Then there are boxes of receipts. There are receipts for tires bought 10 years ago. The car is long gone. Why keep the tire receipt? It is in a stack along with 2 batteries purchased for the same car. There are old toys. There are 15 baby dolls that belonged to the children. Why keep baby dolls for a 25 year old? Do you think they are going to play with them? We have too many things in our life. There are boxes of pots and pans. These people are hoarders. They simply can not throw anything away. Our lives can become full of useless things. We have so many activities that There's no room for God. We have TV. We have ball games. We visit with the neighbors. We take vacations. We open old photo albums to look at pictures from past vacations. We need to make room in our lives. There has to be a place for God. We need to put God's word in our mind. We have a brain that can hold zillions of bits of information. There is still room for more. The problem is that when we try to think of spiritual things, all we can think of are all the other things we have stored over time. If you quit thinking about the useless things, they will work their way to the back of your mind. Our family is important. There has to be a time for helping others along the way. We need to know the importance of clearing out the old and moving in the new. Things that are beneficial and vital to our Christian life come first. We need to pray that God will guide us daily to a life filled with His Holy Spirit.
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