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by / Sunday, 18 April 2010 / Published in Devotional Door

By Stacy Miller

It seems that every house has those certain places that get cluttered. For some people, it’s the laundry room, for others it’s the coffee table or kitchen counter. For others it may be the chest in the bedroom. Some of us may have accumulated so many things over the years that if we decided to add a new piece of furniture, we’d likely say, “This house is so cluttered that I don’t know where we’d put it!”

I know that as soon as I started homeschooling, it seemed that the clutter problem here escalated. If I don’t make a conscious effort to keep our school supplies and books in the same location, I will end up wasting a lot of time and energy trying to find them later.

We are admonished in Colossians 3:16 to let the Word of Christ have plenty of room in our lives. If our lives are filled with so much clutter, it’s hard to give God’s word plenty of room in which to dwell. Sometimes we fill our lives with so many other things that our hearts become like the typical junk drawer – no room for anything else. If we are doing so many things, many of which may even be good things, yet we have no room in our schedules to dwell on the word of God, then we’ve gotten too cluttered. We need to evaluate which things need to be thrown out so that we have more room for God. We don’t want to be like the church at Ephesus, who lost their first love.  (Revelation 2:1-4)

Do you need to de-clutter?

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