He’s a Housekeeper, Too? Cleaning the Rec Room-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for coming by. I’m eager to get back to this series so grab your coffee and come on in. We’re on our way to the rec room, although honestly, I’m not sure where that is in my house! 🙂

The next morning as I listened to the coffee pot brewing and watched it spewing out that yummy smell that only comes from good coffee, I was silently wishing we could go back to what was going to become my writing room but He had said to meet Him in the rec room and I surely didn’t want to upset Him. Besides, I was really starting to enjoy our time together.

I grabbed the cream out of the fridge and walked back to the counter and the coffee pot that had just finished brewing, at least I thought it had. I pulled the carafe out to pour my first cup and suddenly, as if on cue, more coffee came streaming out of the machine!@$%^&*(

“I think this coffee pot has an attitude,” I muttered under my breath. “Where is the rec room, anyway?” I asked to the silence.

I jumped at His chuckle that removed the sudden chip on my shoulder, all from the cranky coffee pot! “Good Morning, Jesus.”

“Good morning to you.” He nodded over toward the coffee pot. “I don’t think the coffee pot has so much of an attitude; maybe you just need a bit of patience.”

His grin bathed the words in love and I silently agreed with Him. “So, what’s the scoop with this rec room, Lord? I don’t have a rec room in my house.”

“Ahhh, but I didn’t mean figuratively. Let’s go into the living room, one of my favorite rooms of this house, and I’ll explain what I mean by a rec room, which is also called the recreation room,” He added with a knowing smile.

I followed Him into the living room and placed my thermos and cup of coffee down. I sat in the chair opposite His and reached for my coffee cup, enjoying the quiet.

“Do you hear that?”

“What?” I asked.

He placed His index finger over his lips. “Shhhhh.”

I pulled my feet up and under me and leaned back in my chair and then I heard what He was wanting me to hear, the sounds of birds singing, the rustling of the trees signifying a change not only in weather, but in seasons. It was so calm, such a beautiful sound. I could almost smell the fall season.

“Soon it will be fireplace weather.”

I sat forward just a little. “You know, when I was young, I used to live for the summers, but as I get older, I really like the fall season the best.” I hesitated as if to rethink what I had just said. “And I think I’m going to like the winter the best now, too, because maybe the rain and snow will motivate me to be still and write.”

He laughed a soft, deep laugh. “I promised never to destroy the earth again with a flood, but I think I may just send some extra rain your way this season.”

We both grew silent for a moment again as we listened to the conversation the birds were having. By the tone of the chirps, I could only imagine that they must have been chirping about happy things. I began to think of the many things I was grateful for, all the blessings in my life and as I rewound the day before, more examples of His love, grace and patience in my life. Then I remembered that we still had some heart housecleaning to do. “Do people really have such a room in real homes?” I asked.

“Yes, many have been blessed with such a room.” He paused. “Recreation rooms are meant for fun fellowship . . . “His voice faded off and the birds’ conversation filled the room again. He cleared His voice as if to clear His mind. “To much is given, much is required.”

I was chewing on that when He began to explain the figurative meaning of a rec/recreation room. “What I mean when I say the rec room is the places you go for fun and social activities, and what should be fellowship.”

The light turned on in my head and in my heart and I was eager to share my revelation with Him. “I get it” –

“I can see that you do. So that we make sure this room stays clean, I have a little something I’d like you to do before we meet again.”

“What’s that?”

“I’d like you to make a list of the types of things you did for fun before you invited me into your heart.”

“Are you serious?” A sense of panic started to erupt.

“Remember, daughter, as far as the east is from the west – and they never meet — deeper than any ocean I have created, that’s how far away your sin is from my mind. I am in no way trying to shame you or remind you of the past. I only wish to emphasize the importance of this room and keeping it clean and encourage you as I reveal how much you have grown in your walk with Me.”

His reminders wiped my anxiety away and all I could do was humbly nod my head and heart in agreement.

“When you finish making that list, write out another list, but on this one, put the types of things you do for fun now. And if you need my help, you know where you can find Me. I’m only a prayer away.”

Join me tomorrow for more on how to clean the rec room and by all means, make your list. 🙂

Humbled by His thoroughness,



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