Friday, March 27, 2009
It's the weekend, and that means it's time for me to clean up my house! UGH! Like Maxine, I'd rather sweep my house with my eyes. It's not so much the sweeping as it is the cleaning out the junk, throwing stuff away that's unnecessary, scrubbing the bathrooms, watering indoor plants, etc. etc. etc. Bottom line: I don't like cleaning! PERIOD! If I had the extra money I would SO hire someone to clean my house at least once every two weeks if not once a week.
Thinking about that today reminded me of some clean up that needs to be done inside my soul, as well. Many negative things have occurred recently: sickness among friends and family; dissension amount immediate family members; my car is broken down after 250,000 miles and is not fixable, meaning we get a new used car, which means money we don't have; we lost a young friend to suicide, to name a few. The enemy of my soul delights when these things happen and wants to keep adding to and piling on more negativity. BUT GOD....(you know, my 2 favorite words in the Bible) has given me all authority OVER Satan. I have the ability to extinguish those flaming arrows before they even get to me, with the Lord's help of course. Yet, I often cave in and don't exercise that authority that He's given me! What is my problem?! "My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness!...On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand!" I know the words, I claim the words...now I need to act on those words, and stand on the rock of Jesus Christ, as I purge things and people from my life who are not healthy for me...that don't build me up, rather tear me down...and ask the Lord to "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." (Ps. 51:10)
So, to cleaning I must go! Have a fabulous and blessed weekend.
And, BTW, if you did not see the teaser on "Nightline" last night of the debate over whether or not Satan is real, check out this link and you can watch the full interview in 5-minute increments.
Posted by Lolli (aka Lisa) at 3:40 PM