2 large black trash bags are sitting on my front porch. That's the truest sign that I cleaned out closets today at my house! I started in the laundry room...although it's not a closet it sure resembles one sometimes! Stacks of clothing on the dryer...hangup clothes on the rail...you get the picture. Well....your attention please....it's spotless!!!!....but hold your applause because although I manage to clean out my kid's closets....and Bruce managed to clean out his...I didn't make it to my own. And boy, does it need it. But progress was made...and I am thankful and happy!
Cleaning closets is a lot like my spiritual life sometimes. I can go 90 to nothing most days and fill each minute with "important" things. Yet, the closet of my heart gets cluttered. There are dust bunnies under the shelves, cobwebs in the corners and an occasional dead bug (is that TMI?) Yet, it doesn't have to be this way. I know if I will daily take the time to tidy up my heart that my spiritual life is more managable. If I make time to dust the cobwebs away (sin) and sweep up the pride, jealousy, and other disgusting human worldly tendencies (repentance) and kick Satan to the curb (dead bugs) God is glorified. Just like my closet....my heart will never be perfect...but it's a goal that I want to work harder towards. That high calling...to live above the level of mediocrity...to live for something bigger than myself. That can only happen if I am keeping my closet (heart) clean.
So, tomorrow when I get up...I'll be cleaning my closet...both of them.