Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Glorious Mess

The other day I was chilling in my living room.  It was raining and gray outside and felt a little bit dreary.  It didn't help that all 3 of my living room windows were filthy with dust, bird poop, and all kinds of bugs and cob webs.  I suddenly got totally inspired to clean the whole entire room from top to bottom.  (ya my life is a little boring at the moment)! I cranked on Pandora and filled my house with LOUD praise music.  I started by emptying everything out of the room.  I moved all the furniture and vacuumed underneath, dusted, polished, and scrubbed every surface.  Then I tackled the windows which I could not get out of the tracks.  So with sweat pouring down my body I proceeded to hang out the window and stretch as far as I could without falling out.  Man those Norwex cloths work great!!  One purple cloth, one blue cloth and soon the windows sparkled.  Next on to the furniture... I rearranged every piece of furniture hoping it would come together.  After about 4 hours, I stepped back and gave the room the final check.  It looked so fresh, clean, and new.  All of a sudden it hit me that this was a teachable moment.  God began to speak to my heart about how He needs to come in and rearrange our hearts from time to time.  He needs to come in and spend some time rearranging a few things like priorities, intentions, etc.  We might have to sweat a bit as He moves our "stuff" around and exposes the dirt and crusty peelings.  He is so gracious as He finishes the job in us.  He just smiles and pours His love in as He kicks back with us and looks around at the fresh, new, sparkling heart.  He takes our mess and makes it a thing of beauty......Glorious Mess indeed!! Hugs,


  1. Wow! That was a teachable moment when you least expected it...isn't that how God works? My "rooms" feel in need of a good cleaning right now! I want to let God get in there and do this thing!!!

  2. wow Kathy so true! I think I needed to read this this morning:)
    love Sharla