Friday, 4 September 2009

Clutter !!

I have been riding my bike through the neighborhood lately. Today something caught my eye - garages with cars parked outside. I stopped and looked at several of them and just shook my head. There was absolutely no way you could get a car in! I thought when a garage was built it was to park a car in? Don't we describe garages as one car, two car or maybe even three car garages? Shhheeesh!! My garage is one car, and I can park my car in it - thats what it was designed for.

I got to thinking, how cluttered is my life? Is Jesus getting in like He would like to or am I keeping him outside because I have too much other stuff crowding Him out? Is my mind so preoccupied with other stuff that throughout the day He is not in there? I have social stuff, sports, and all kinds of stuff that is in there. I am sure He could crowd in there somewhere. That reminds me, tomorrow starts college football on TV - gotta make room for that! Lets see, where was I? Oh yeah, making room for Jesus - I hope my Michigan State Spartans win tomorrow - boy, I just can't keep focused, I wonder what the problem is??? What was I designed for anyway??

15 comments:

CrossView said...

"Busyness" and "clutter" are two things I've been working on getting rid of. And it's so hard! Amen to this post. Can you follow up with a really simple "How to" post??!! ;o)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - maybe I can work on that post soon. Let me think about it. It takes desire and hardwork.

CrossView said...

LOL! I'm kidding. I want the really shorthand version. And as a woman, my "stuff" has sentimental value so it's hard to let go of. Men seem to attach less importance to it. But the busyness I've been whittling down for the past few years. And it feels good!

Peter Olson said...

Time for a garage sale!
Well, you don't actually sell the garage, but you know what I mean. :-)
Lord help us to keep what is important, give away what someone else could put to good use, toss the junk and to be able to know where it all really belongs.
Amen!

gchyayles said...

lol that was a cute post Papa. Hope you and Mama are well. Lots of love to you both XO

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I go through our garage twice a year at least. Gotta keep the clutter down! I work on my heart every day - it clutters up fast!

Peter - some you sell, other stuff you give away - and then theres the trash that shouldn't be in there to start with - hummmm!

GCH !!!! Thanks for stopping by! How are you doing?? God bless!!

Ed said...

I see the Spartans won their first game, but I wouldn't call Montana St a very difficult opponent. You guys should pick on someone your own size. :)

I have four rooms, three are perfectly clean. You can guess where I throw all my clutter.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - next week we play Central Michigan - they are actually rated quite high - I think their quarterback is #4 in the nation. So we may have our first test. Ohio State is in big trouble next week!

Is room #4 where you put guests, cats, etc. ?

triednotfried said...

Geez Papa, I'm glad you explained that picture I thought it was your bedroom...LOL

Love how you see Him in everything!

=)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - He is there all around us, easier to see if we don't have a lot of clutter - distractions. Life clutters/distracts us quite easily. I pray for you that with all that life is bringing your way that you can stay focused on Him. I know that is your priority.

triednotfried said...

I really am Papa...nothing comes to me that does not first pass through His MASSIVE hands...that gives me the courage to face tomorrow, and faith that He will indeed walk me through.

"I get by with a little help from my friends"....

Indian Lake Papa said...

Deb - Always your friend.

Roxanne Kristina said...

Hi Papa,

Just sayin' I love you.

"I luv u!"

xoxox, R

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxx - thank you - luv U too!

Papa XO XO

4evrhis said...

I am letting Jesus in, but my garage..well..tools, and some furniture from my grandma..my car is outside. just love me.. =D Love you, Darla