When you awake from a much needed sleep with a crash and cannot begin to find the source of the catastrophe, it’s logical to determine you were dreaming…right?
Well, until later in the day when you need something from the closet…
And find all of the clothes and boxes have collapsed onto the floor!
It may be time to purge.
Too much stuff…too many clothes…too many “keepsakes”…
Throwing away the pileup…cleaning out the cobwebs…
A couple of days later and a couple of coats of paint…
A trip to the neighborhood hardware store for better boxes and cubbies…
A new closet.
No more skeletons.
No more idols.
Everything in. its. place.
Neat and tidy…
If only it were so easy.
“Never be surprised at the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton”
When you have come to know and love Christ, the worst thing that can happen is to sense His fellowship retreating from you. I had to surrender. “I’ll give You the key,” I said sadly, “but You’ll have to open the closet and clean it out. I haven’t the strength to do it.”
“I know,” He said. “I know you haven’t. Just give me the key. Just authorize me to take care of that closet and I will.” So with trembling fingers I passed the key to Him. He took it from my hand, walked over to the door, opened it, entered it, took out all the putrefying stuff that was rotting there, and threw it away. Then He cleaned the closet and painted it, fixed it up, doing it all in a moment’s time. Oh, what victory and release to have that dead thing out of my life!
~excerpt from, “My Heart Christ’s Home” by Robert Boyd Munger
Have I tried to hide my sins as people normally do,
hiding my guilt in a closet?
O God, let the secrets of my heart be uncovered,
and let my wandering thoughts be tested:
See if there is any way of sorrow in me,
and be my guide in the eternal way.
~Psalm 139:23-24 (BBE)