Friday, October 26, 2012

clearing my thoughts

imagine your home as a blank slate. completely empty of everything. an empty canvas. now add back in the things that you have to have to survive and the things you use daily. what does it look like? pretty boring? now think of your most treasured possessions. this could be a family heirloom, a blanket that took you three years to knit, or a piece of artwork your little one made for you. don't go crazy, these are just the things that you would try to save from a fire; the irreplaceable items you don't want to live without. now what does it look like?


lately i've been going through things and completely getting rid of things i don't love or need. this may seem drastic, but simplifying my apartment has helped me in a number of ways. best of all there's not so much to clean. and when i take a look around, i can only see things i love. that makes me happy.

then, a light bulb went off: if simplifying my apartment makes me happy, what would simplifying my mind feel like? what would life be like if i had no worries?  and how exactly would that work? how does one clear their mind of miscellaneous nonsense? wow, that's intense.

then the light got a bit brighter...

seriously, it was a "duh" moment. straight from God, a gentle reminder like always . all i have to do is pray and let Him take over. give my anxieties, concerns, worries to God. i could preach faith day-to-day, but now it's time to practice and trust in Him.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16.