My life runs like that: meetings, ministry, work, serving, studying, school, friends... non-stop. The first thing to suffer or be left out in that whirlwind of activities and things to do is... our home. As I walked through my small one-bedroom apartment today I noticed lots of messes, spaces filled with clutter that I refused to notice this week.
But the little messes here and there is not what I want to talk about today. I will focus on where the big mess is - my bedroom. The biggest danger that a busy wife faces is keeping common areas clean and inviting while allowing your own bedroom to overgrow with clutter.
If we want our homes to be a place of peaceful harmony - we need to make it our priority to create that atmosphere.
My challenge to you today is to walk through your bedroom doors and ask yourself whether your bedroom is a haven. Is your bedroom a place where you both can unwind after a long and tiring day? A place where you can hold each other and talk about how your day went? Share your dreams? Be passionate with each other? A place where everything is pleasant to your eye? and your smell?
If it isn't - maybe it's time for you to de-clutter your bedroom. When I do not have much time - I often just throw everything that's out of place into a clean garbage bag. When I have a bit more time I go back to the garbage bag and sort through the items.
Don't allow your bedroom to become the messiest place in the house. Make it a haven for you and your husband.
But isn't that interesting how my life is like my apartment. I keep the common areas nice and clean. Whenever you stop by my heart - what you see looks nice and inviting. And then as I open up His Word I am confronted with the bedroom of my heart - a private chamber, filled with the clutter of disappointment, and hurt, and discouragement, and pain, and discontent, and jealousy, and fear. Those things you do not see. But I do. This is a mess and so I set my priorities on de-cluttering my heart. Sorting through my emotions, checking it against the Word. Two piles: THROW and KEEP.
Will you dare sort through your messes today?