Here is a repost from my blogspot from June 2014:-
As I am trying to pack three and a half years of my life away into one suitcase. One worship song that I can’t get off my mind is ‘More than Anything’. I mean, all day – prancing around, humming, making remixes. I am literally trying to fit things that I haven’t used since I came to the UK. As the words resonate within my spirit and I’m deciding upon the things that I want to take with me back home, the Lord reaches me and says, ‘Would you really?’ My response, ‘Huh??’ #spiritcheck I know that I need to let go off 90% of these things I am trying to take with me. I am not only talking about physical things that fit into this suitcase. All the things that keep me away from spending time with God, seeds of hatred, animosity, envy, jealousy, bitterness, aggression, worry, selfishness and procrastination I can’t take them with me.
Declutter your life and your mind. I am at a point where anything I do in my life I treat it as if Jesus were physically by my side. I would not want Him to be upset with anything that I do. By the way I dress, speak, the conversations I engage in, the places I go to have a good time, how I complete tasks I set out to complete – EVERYTHING I do, I want it to be pleasing to Him. But, unconsciously, I find myself thinking about things that would not be pleasing to Him. I reflect on my life like it is this suitcase. Lets say I get this suitcase within the 50 pound limitation required for flight check in. Yes, it may get checked in by the check in assistants in the front but what happens when border protection checks my suitcase and I have illegal substances or objects not permitted on the flight packed neatly away? In the same way, I can dress modestly and sing empty praises all night and look godly in church and to other believers but when it’s time for Jesus to check me, will I get thru?
- But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
- But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. Matthew 15:8
- Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. – Matthew 5:8