Friday, April 6, 2018

Clean Up Regularly

Clean Up Regularly

I'm positive that most of us wouldn't dream of not taking out the trash, washing dishes, and cleaning the counter tops on a routine basis. It's a must to regularly keep up the maintenance at home for a clean and peaceful environment. They may not be enjoyable jobs, but the finished product is wonderful when completed.  

Our inner lives need the same attention. Just as you would clean dirty dishes that gather in the sink we should recognize that wounds also gather and darken your heart like offense, hurt, betrayal, disappointment and discouragement. If not cleaned up with grace, mercy, forgiveness, and maybe even therapy the 
 wounds become seeds planted by the enemy that take root and grow into destructive behavior, thoughts and attitudes. 

We can't risk not cleaning our hearts because it could cause you to react in the anger that builds up and soon you're just an angry, closed off, or bitter person. 

That damage leaves an open door for the enemy to torment you and use you like a puppet in his hands. He may even convince you that it's not you, but it's them that has the problem.

 This damage is also very bad on your relationship with God because you are holding a record of wrongs, which is unforgiveness.

Protective walls only isolate us and prevent us from the intimacy that we were created for in relationships. 

Tear down the walls you've built up for protection before they separate you from everyone you love.

Open, clean, and clear your heart for the best relational success. 
Allow God to be your defender and you can be a tender and loving Woman of God.

"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment....Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

1 Peter 3:4

"The Lord is your mighty defender, perfect and just in all his ways; Your God is faithful and true; he does what is right and fair." Deuteronomy 32:4

"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead." Philippians 3:13

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