For those of you who don’t know, we bought an old house that we are renovating. It wasn’t livable so we moved into our camper, on site, so we could work on it easier. Plus we didn’t want to pay rent. It’s small quarters, but I happen to like coziness. The only drawback is, you’re really limited in the amount of ‘stuff’ you can accumulate.
I was thinking this morning. If I had more room, could I possibly be a hoarder?! I can’t stand to throw something away that might be useful, or get rid of clothes I might get back into one day, and i especially can’t stand to see a house, like the one we bought, sit and rot.
With all the foreclosures these days, you see a lot of new homes sit empty as well. After someone sneaks in and steals all the copper wire, after a few years of no maintenance, or fresh air circulating, the house all but falls apart. Ugh! That drives me nuts! Someone could be raising a family there, or taking care of grand kids, or something.
How many times in our lives are we like one of those foreclosed houses? We go about our daily lives without God’s fresh air circulating through us. We talk the talk, but we’re not spending time in prayer, reading His word, and telling others about what He’s done for us.
Just like a house, our soul needs maintenance. Don’t let satan sneak in and steal your copper wiring, so to speak. Our souls needs fresh air circulating. Our spiritual gutters need a good cleaning from time to time, and there are filters that need changing. That kind of soul cleaning only comes from a close relationship with Jesus. Without spiritual maintenance, we eventually start to deteriorate.
Hoarding ‘stuff’ might not be healthy, even though I really want to, but when you hoard up the things of God, you’ll never go wrong! Don’t go into spiritual foreclosure and fall apart!
Matthew 6:19-21 “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.