He’s a Housekeeper, too? (Almost done cleaning the study/mind) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power! I’m so glad you could join me for some more cleaning out of the study/office, the room in the heart that we are equating with the mind. We left off with Him reminding us that when He begins a new and good work, He completes it, but it won’t be complete until He returns. Grab your coffee and come on in.

“What do you mean when you say ‘until My coming’?”

“It means that your inward transformation is a process and will be completely perfected when you are with Me eternally.”

“Oh,” was all I could say.

“Now, let’s talk about the books on the shelves and the magazines in the rack there on the floor.”

My glance followed His and again I felt a flush of embarrassment ooze out of my scalp and down to my face. There was my husband’s Sports Illustrated Magazines with nearly naked women on every one of them. I stood up and walked over to the nifty little magazine rack that I had found at Pier 1 and thought to be a fun little deco piece but now I was embarrassed by what we had filled it with. I started to reach for my husband’s magazines when His voice stopped me.

“No, no, that is not your job, Daughter. You must let me speak to him and it must be his choice to get rid of them.”

“But” – I stammered when I realized what I was about to say.

“I am well aware that he doesn’t believe, or at least he says that he doesn’t believe. See, your husband’s disbelief is really covered with other stuff, but deep in his heart, he knows that I AM. You let me take care of him and you and I will work on you.”

I walked back over and sat down. “Then what magazines were you speaking of?

“I was actually speaking about those.” He nodded His head toward the rack on the floor and continued speaking. “I wanted an opportunity to assure you that it is not necessary for you to try and fix your husband as you transform. Keep your eyes on your own process. I tell you this because I know that your heart has become heavy with worry for him and you wonder if you will drift apart.”

I was startled by His accuracy.

“You will drift apart for a while, but lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge me and I will make your path straight. Now, let’s talk about the books you’ve been reading.”

I leaned forward in my chair like a good student.

He stood and took a few of my books off the shelf on the desk and came back and sat down. He held up a book by Sandra Brown and I cringed a little. He nodded. Then He held up the latest thriller I had just started by Stephen King. He looked so sad all of a sudden that I had to ask, “Why do you look so sad?”

Jesus shook His head as He put the book down. “Because I have given this man a brilliant mind and He has used it for his own purposes.” He changed the subject as He held up another book, only this one by Danielle Steele. Surely this one’s okay, I thought to myself. I waited as He thumbed through the pages.

“Not bad,” was all He said.

We went through every book on my shelves and put them into two piles: One to put back on the shelf and one to give away, or so I thought because I just didn’t like to waste anything.

“If they are not fit for you to read, you shouldn’t contribute to someone else’s wrong thinking.”

“Duh,” I laughed out loud. I picked them up and started to put them in the trash and then turned back to throw them in the fireplace. “They will make great kindling.” I smiled when I realized they weren’t going to go to waste after all. I dusted off the shelves and place the few books remaining on one of the shelves and remarked about how much empty space there was.

“Fill those shelves with books that will inspire you in My ways, books that speak truth, not just fantasy.”

His gentle tone caught in my heart again and I looked up to see Him smiling and I felt an indescribable peace. I looked around to see if there was anything else that needed to be cleaned in the office/study of my heart and He interrupted my thoughts.

“Your pictures are fine, Daughter, but I’d be honored if you put some scripture on the wall to remind you of Me, especially in this room because it’s the busiest room of the whole house!”

“I can do that, Father. Is there anything else that needs to be cleaned?”

He looked toward the desk and I followed His glance. Without saying a word, I knew exactly what we were going to talk about next: The computer.

We’re almost done with this room. Please come back and join me again.

Cleansed by His hands,



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