Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spring Cleaning

In keeping with the Lent theme, I am doing some spring cleaning. Even though our house is immaculate (my hubby is retired Air Force), there still seems to be places where dust bunnies hide. They have a way of creeping in when and where you least expect. It's always best to pull out appliances and large pieces of furniture to find the obvious hiding places. But right out there in the open, can you see it? It's over in the corner where you were sure you had cleaned dozens of times.

Have you ever felt that way in your spiritual life? Where you are sure you have dealt with old hurts or long ago, forgotten emotions that somehow find their way back into your daily life. It has been that way for me recently. Honestly, I'm not one to share about myself. I long ago built a wall around myself and my emotions. Yet, it seems that God has been dealing with me in this particular area.

I have been finding it more and more difficult to write or come up with ideas for this blog spot. An idea will pop into my head only to be dismissed by notions like: that's not very interesting; no one wants to hear that; or you'll only open yourself up to ridicule and hurt. STOP! I know in my heart there is not a single one of you who would purposely ridicule or hurt me. But those old dust bunnies that still linger in their hidden spots have a tendency to rear their ugly little heads.

The best way to deal with them is to bring them out into the open and expose them to the Light because darkness has no power over the Light. So today, This Day, I am exposing dust bunnies to the Light. The Light will open my eyes so I can see as He sees. Not with fear, but with love and compassion.

Peace and Joy,

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NKJV)8 “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 “ For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.


lagirl said...

What a brave, honest post, Susan. I identify with it for sure, and I'm guessing there are others who will too. Darn thos dust bunnies. I've dealt with one particular one this past weekend; Such a useless waste of good time.
"Dust bunnies be gone!".

LuAnn said...

Thank you for the awesome post. I feel like that sometimes too.
Dust bunnies drive me nuts. I am mopping constantly!!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Don't stop posting, you never know what you may think is notinteresting, mya be just what someone else needs to hear or see.

I'm like you with dust bunnies and my husband thiks I'm nuts when I walk room to room looking at the ceiling corners for cobwebs.

gigi said...

My blog is my on line journal. MINE, my feelings my thoughts and others come of their on free will and if they don't like it they don't have to come or comment. I know I'm not a very interesting person.

So please don't feel that way about your blogging. You started a wonderful blog and we have come here because we wanted to and we like you and what you say is important to us. So blow those dust bunnies away and keep on keepin on! I think you rock!

robinrane said...

I feel exactly this way All the time. You didn't really ask for advice but could I just urge you to go with your gut!? If something moves you, excites you, inspires you...it will do the same for someone else. I think your blog is great, keep moving forward~
I'm praying that the God who created the universe will fill you with His creativity...
All Things Heart and Home

Jessica said...

I think we all have those little "dust bunnies" in our lives. Thanks for being so honest...I love reading your blog! You are so inspiring, and you really make me think. Have a great day, and good luck with your spring cleaning :-)

Mrs. Peterson's Place said...

Amen! Had a few that showed up this morning. Out of no where! But the Lord is helping me clean them up and toss them out!! Who needs dust bunny's when you have the gentleness, Love and mercy of our Lord. He seems to know just how to sweep them up.{grin}

gigi said...

I left you an award over on my blog.Blessings.