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Wednesday, April 3, 2024 (Paula)

Posted on by Josh Heppner 0 comments
Does your garage need a good spring cleaning?

Mine does!

Why do we bother with purging and mucking out our garage every year?

Clutter has a way of piling up on us. So much so that there’s no room to receive what we REALLY need to store. 

That box of left over paint cans and brushes from a mid-winter project-
Cushions for the patio furniture-
The snowblower and sleds and shovels-
Fly fishing gear and XC skiis-
Pooper scoopers and rakes and extra supplies for the pool-
Hoses and buckets of car cleaning products.
Hunting clothes, gear, helmets, and bikes.
The shop vac.
A dog bed and old coffee maker. 
A few coolers.
The bags to donate.
The list goes on…

Can you relate?


Before we deposit something so large and important IN the garage (like a car!) we have to clean a lot of clutter OUT of the garage!

Friends, it makes me think of the clutter in my life that keeps me from receiving from God.

If God wanted to communicate something deeply personal to my heart today, would I be prepared to hear him? Would I be able to receive the message?

What does my clutter consist of?

It would certainly include those things Jesus listed in the parable of the sower were faith is “choked out by WORRY and RESPONSIBILITIES and PLEASURES of life“
Luke 8:14.

Our clutter can also include unconfessed sin. Lasting sin in my life and your life certainly doesn’t stop God from giving, it just stops us from receiving!

God is good, generous, faithful, and loving -and that never changes. But our ability to receive His love and counsel are frustrated and blocked by unconfessed sin and clutter.

I need to invite the Lord to do some “spring cleaning” in my own heart. I have messy clutter to fess up to! This morning, I am opening my heart like a big garage door and allowing His divine inspection and cleansing.  Want to join me?

Let’s pray as David prayed!

“Search me, oh God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there’s any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting“ AMEN!
Psalm 139:23-24.

We are Better Together,


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