He’s a Housekeeper, too? From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for joining me today in this fun series which is speaking about the rooms of the heart and cleaning them out with His help, of course. 🙂

In John, chapter 14, verse 23, Jesus Himself was telling the disciples and us this very thing; that He wants to come and hang out with us. Opening up the door is the first step in making your heart His home. So, for those of you joining us for the first time, we have already done a deep cleaning on the mind, and now we have moved on to the dining room, but keep in mind, we have to keep these rooms clean. Grab your coffee and come with me into the dining room. 🙂

I continued in His presence. “So how is it that I keep this room clean?”

“I have food that satisfies, unlike these dishes here,” He pointed to.

“I’m not sure I understand, Lord. I thought that everything I served you was good and that all good comes from you. Please tell me what I’m missing,” I finished earnestly. The need to know and understand was suddenly so intense and so great that I stood up from my chair and paced back and forth.

He put His arm out, motioning for me to sit back down. His touch calmed my senses. He waited until I was seated before He spoke.

All these things you served can be good, but if you look to them to satisfy, that is where the digestion problems begin.”

I looked up to see Him smiling.  He really does have a sense of humor, I thought to myself.

“Yes, I do. Laughter is good for softening the heart.”

I was no longer taken aback by His uncanny mind-reading ways and my smile made its way to the surface as He continued.

“It’s really simple,” He continued. “Seeking My will for your life is the type of food I’m talking about that doesn’t leave you hungry. See, the more money you have, the more you spend; at least it seems to be that way down here. So many times I have blessed so many only to have their attention diverted from Me to the blessing, whether it be money, a good job, the gift of a family, a new home. And even in the small things that concern my children, sometimes they are so consumed by them that they actually miss the One who has blessed them.”

I was beginning to understand what He was talking about, but I still wasn’t quite grasping what kind of food we are supposed to take in that would keep the dining room clean.

“I have told my kids before, and I’ll tell you as well: ‘To much is given, much is required’.”

“Meaning if you are blessed with a lot of money, more is required of you as far as how you spend it?”

“That’s part of it. See, oftentimes when one is blessed abundantly financially, the need to have more things takes over caring for others and doing My will, and instead of being Christ-centered, many become self-centered.”

“Ahhhh, I think I get it,” I confirmed.

“And it’s not just with money; it can be any blessing. Let’s take something as simple as a promotion at work. Now there is more responsibility and suddenly your focus is moved off of the gift of the promotion and on to the new responsibilities and oftentimes, the new responsibilities distract from what’s really important.”

My eyes widened as I realized I had been guilty of this same thing. “It’s kind of like turning those blessings into curses, sort of?” I hesitated to see if He wanted to speak before continuing and He did.

He nodded His head in agreement, His eyes dancing with a bit of laughter and I was confused. “How can you smile about that?” I asked Him a bit embarrassed at the truth of it.

“Because I know your heart and though we have a lot of cleaning to do, I know that you will get there because He that has a begun a new and good work in you will be faithful to continue it until My coming.”

Join me tomorrow as we finish cleaning the dining room. Don’t worry about bringing any cleaning supplies or gloves. He has it all.

Free from more dirt,



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