Monday, January 22, 2007

Getting our house in order

I am normally a good housekeeper, but there are times when I let things go undone. In fact, lately, I have been sick, and things are not like they should be. I haven't felt like cleaning house, or even cooking. I have only done what was necessary in order to make it liveable around here. I am sure all women get that way at one time or another. When your body is out of energy, then it makes sense to sit down and rest.

But, there's another house that needs to be taken care of. Sunday, a lady at my church said God had been dealing with her to get her 'house' in order - not only her literal home, but her spiritual house. Too many times we pay attention to our earthly home, and forget about tending to the temple that houses the Holy Spirit. We let our bodies run down; we don't exercise to stay in shape, and most of the time we don't get the rest our body needs in order to be in top notch shape. It is easy to become complacent in our spiritual life when we are complacent in how we treat our body.

Remember Mary and Martha? Jesus came to town and Martha invited him to the house. She got busy cooking the meal, and working in the kitchen. She was worried, I am sure, that things would not be perfect for Jesus. She thought Mary should come and help, but Mary chose to sit before Jesus and listen to his every word. Martha wasn't happy with her choice, so she went to Jesus and told Him she thought that Mary should help her serve.

Jesus said, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." Luke 10:38-42

Sometimes we get things all turned around. We tend to things we think are necessary, but we don't tend to those things that God says are necessary. In getting our spiritual house in order, we need to learn to ask God what things we need to change in our lives. Is there any sin that needs repenting of?

Our spiritual house can be cleansed through heeding the Word. Psalm 119:9 There is nothing that God will not do for us. If you are having problems with what the world offers or your spiritual life in general, ask the Lord to help you. 1 John 4:4 say, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

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