Cleaning House

Cleaning House

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3

There are few things in this world that I enjoy more than cleaning and organizing. And I’ve found that, like gardening, this work is full of rich metaphors.

I think that everyone likes their world in order to some extent. For some, that may mean knowing exactly where that one document is in a pile of papers. For others, it means color coded files in a cabinet. For months I’ve been going through every drawer, every box, and every corner of every closet. At the same time, God has been doing the same thing with my heart and mind.

After to talking to other women, I see that I’m not the only one. Maybe you feel this last push of church history as it comes to a close. The train is picking up speed. Jesus is coming back soon and I want to be ready. As part of the bride of Christ, we are being called out, sanctified, and separated from this earth. And I know that I’ve become all too comfortable with my life. The Psalmist asked, “If the foundations be shaken, what will the righteous do?” That is a question for us right now. The foundations of our culture are being shaken and turned on its head. The Psalmist gives us the answer. We will be tested while God watches. Our evil culture will be part of the test. So, we can be angry and scared, or we can let God turn this for our good. Because what is for our good is ultimately for His Glory. So let’s rend our hearts and not our clothes. And there is a reward at the end. The best reward of all. We will behold the face of Jesus. Be swallowed in His divine beauty and His glory.

Heavenly Father, I’m perplexed and confused by all of these changes in my world and in my life. But I know that You are constant. I give myself over to whatever Your plan is for me in this small part of history. In Jesus Precious Name, Amen

Journal

What are your feelings about what is happening in our culture?

Do they align with God’s feelings? Why or why not?

Are you willing to let God search your heart?

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