He’s a Housekeeper, Too? (The final cleaning of the study) From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks for joining me for some housecleaning! 🙂 For those of you who are joining our Coffee Hour for the first time, please don’t let the word housecleaning scare you off! 🙂 We’re talking about the rooms of the heart, and the cleaning we need to do and right now, we are in the study/office which is analogous to the mind. So, with that, grab your coffee, an open mind and heart and come on in.

I looked from the computer back to Him. “So what cleaning has to be down about the computer?” I asked Him, truly somewhat unsure.

“Well, it’s not just the cleaning that I’d like to talk with you about.”

The expression on His face brought me back to the edge of my chair. “Is there something I’ve done wrong, Father?”

“It definitely could turn out that way, yes.”

I was starting to get a little anxious because I just didn’t know where He was going in our conversation. “Father, are you trying to talk in parables like you did all those years ago with your disciples?” I even smiled to try and soften my tone and cover the frustration.

It was His turn to slide forward to the edge of the chair. He cleared His throat before He began, obviously amused by my question. “No, Daughter, I think I’ll give it to you straight so there are no misunderstandings. I need to have this talk with many of my children who are not wise to the ways of the evil one. You see, long ago, I promised that before my final return, that every person in every corner of the earth will have had and heard of the opportunity to accept Me as their personal savior.” He looked back at the computer. This is one of the tools that has been created to help that along.”

“Well, then that’s a good thing, Father, right?”

He was pensive for a moment. “It was meant to be, yes, but unfortunately, Satan has gotten into cyber space as well. He held His hand out toward the computer. “This computer has brought so much evil because of its misuse.”

“What do you mean by misuse?” I asked.

“Well, many of my kids spend more time with this than with me, and we both know that I desire to be first in the hearts of my kids.”

I eased back into my chair, feeling less anxious and less vulnerable, though I knew that there were days that I did spend more time on the computer than I did sitting with Him.

He continued. “But that’s not the worst of it.” His sadness filled the room and I felt as though I were about to cry. “You see, this tool has become a weapon to many and though it was meant to connect people, it has ripped families apart. There are millions of my kids suffering in silence with pornographic addictions made easier to feed with the computer. The world’s cure for loneliness has spread over cyber space and men and women alike are leaving their covenant of marriage for the enticement and excitement of a new relationship revolutionized by the Internet.”

I nodded my head in agreement, as my thoughts went out to a couple of recent situations that involved this very issue where the wife did not feel loved by her husband and begin to connect with an old high school friend and within weeks, it had escalated to an emotional affair and within days, it blew up and was revealed. The aftermath was so horrific. I let out a breath that I hadn’t realized I had been holding as I recalled in years past falling for that same temptation and flirting with crossing those emotional boundaries while being under the covenant of my first marriage. I began to let the tears fall as I listened to His truths.

“As far as the east is from the west, men are using the computer to entice lost children to them and bring harm to them. Millions of people are being sold in the most horrific crime since creation, human trafficking.”

Silence filled the room and I looked up to see the tears streaming down His face. I wanted so badly to ask Him why He didn’t put a stop to it, and His next words reminded me that He knew my thoughts as I processed them; He knew the words I wanted to speak but didn’t.

“If I took away the gift of choice and made every one choose me, it wouldn’t have been necessary for me to endure all those trials, the horrendous beating and flogging, being nailed to the cross, being mocked, spit upon, hung to die and thereafter separated from My Father as I descended into the pit of hell to pay for your sins and all of theirs.”

I was stunned into silence.

“That freedom to choose who and what my kids would live for cost me everything.”

I realized that my heart was breaking from what was breaking His and my eyes were being opened to just a small bit of what He was seeing. It was so overwhelming that it nearly took my breath away. I was speechless yet my thoughts were swirling and there were so many things I wanted to say.

He reached out and covered my hand with His. “I tell you these things so that the eyes of your heart will be opened and you will be careful and mindful of the enemy’s schemes.”

My fear rose to the surface.

His voice was gentle. “But do not be dismayed or discouraged for I am with you. I will never leave you or forsake you.

I smiled at His encouragement for me despite His sadness and marveled at His sovereignty and strength that now filled this room of my heart, the office, aka the mind.

Well, that’s it for cleaning the study/office, aka the mind. We’ll begin with the next room in a few days, but join me tomorrow for “How to get the most out of your day,” a new fun and interactive series.

Daily being cleaned by His grace,



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