I Samuel 16:7

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 man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Last week I had an evening at home where I could actually dive into a little cleaning.  I was actually so excited all day at work knowing that when I got home, I could get comfy, light some candles, and dig in to some house work! (I’ve always loved cleaning for some strange reason.  It’s therapy for me.)

As I was cleaning, I opened the cupboard below to put something away, and I was horrified at the condition I had allowed something to get into – mainly because it was a place no one could really see.

Why does a door seem to make a mess less of a problem?????

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I knew that it was now or never, so I began dumping everything onto the floor.  Most of the time when you are really getting organized you have to make a bigger mess before you can put things back in an orderly fashion.  Lots of things needed to be thrown away or taken to a better location in my house. todds birthday photos 2010 0013_resize I had been at Family Dollar the day before with Evan getting college supplies, and I remembered that they had the cutest little fabric storage boxes in packages of three for 5$!!  I ran to the store (hoping I wouldn’t see anyone I knew because I definitely looked like someone who had been cleaning for several hours), and I picked some up!todds birthday photos 2010 0015_resize

Here’s my closet now!  Yippee!!  Even though most people will never see the inside of this cupboard, I feel so much better!

Our minister is doing a sermon series on the subject of living “Inside Out” right now, and as I was working on this project I kept thinking about my heart.

No one can really “see” my heart so it’s easy to let it get pretty messy…..

Sometimes it’s good for me to just sit down and dump it all out before God and let Him throw away the things that have got to go and reorganize my passions so that I can have a heart that reflects Him beautifully even when no one is looking.

I have a lot of work to do…….

in the corners of my house and in the corners of my heart.

But step by step, I long to be a person who is living for Christ INSIDE OUT.

Have a great day!

I love you all!

I opened my blog to make sure this loaded properly and noticed that all of my hearts are missing on the sides. 🙁  I will have to check into this after work today…shew!  Maybe God has already taken “My Hearts” and dumped them out for a little reorganizing and purging……