Clean as a whistle…a place for everything and everything has it place….cleanliness is next to Godliness….and so on and so on. What made the sayings bloom in the garden? I Know! Once you are walking in The Way…blessings just keep comin’ Your Way and next thing ya know, you have to keep everything neat, tidy, clean as a whistle and so on so you don’t end up being a horder! Most of us, Praise God have an abundant harvest. Many for sure have enough to share. When you have to get a storage unit or have crates under the bed, build shelves, and so on and so on…it is time to share the harvest. When was the last time you cleared out and “let go” of some stuff sitting around in your storage areas?
Join me in a Fall Clean Up, a Clear Out of sharing the Harvest… before it all starts ” Falling” out all over the place. Once you’re done Pray for God to reveal someone in need. Don’t just go drop it in a Salvation Army box to be sold. The holidays are coming, create a holiday. Make gifts bags, then get out there and give them out to someone in need. Drop into the parking lot of places that feed the homeless. If you live in the city, go to the Main Downtown Library and drive around…the right person will come your way.smile Maybe you live in a flood area, or where the tornados hit..go seek out those that have lost it all. Churches should be able to tell you where to go. And don’t say, I don’t have time (you don’t have to do it all in a day) and you do have a place to store the gift bags, you should, you are clearing space as you make your bags!. Yep, cleanliness is next to Godliness and this task Can if you so Choose, send you on a mission trip in your very own community. Trust me, everywhere in America in 2016 there Is someone in need. As a Blessed child of God…as a Believer…as one Human(e) Being to another we are Called to Love and Share the Harvest with your Neighbors. smile 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn’t slow to keep his promise, as some think of slowness, but he is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish but all to change their hearts and lives. Everywhere on Earth IF mankind would but, choose to Share the Harvest, it would change hearts and lives. Yours and your neighbors in your communities. None would be hungry, praying for water, for a bath, a toothbrush, some lotion for their cracked skin, just a Bag to put their few items in, not even would there be a lack of a place to lay their heads. It all begins in the conscious choices within our hearts & minds, then extends withing our homes out to our communities – those right out our own back doors. And I gotta tell ya, my home and Me are down right happy that I stopped watching TV, goofing off, and took the time to Clean up – clear out…now I’m praying for that right one. I can actually set someone up to move into a room with what I cleared out !! Clothes, Bedding, Toiletries, Shoes, dishes, and so on and so on. And again Praise God!! This isn’t my first fall clean out doing this. How about you? How much Stuff do you have? Is it serving a ” Good ” purpose or stashed somewhere drying up and dying .. soon to be no use to a soul.
Ok times up, I gotta go clear out magazines and a few books! Maybe some CD’s too – I think I even have a small CD player to go with them! ….see what I mean?
Knowledge tip of the day: The saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” does not appear in the Bible. It’s hard to say where the idea of a connection between cleanliness and godliness originated. The Israelites were certainly concerned about the concepts of “clean” and “unclean” because a major portion of the Mosaic Law outlines the principles of each. Among the unclean things that God’s people were to avoid are dead bodies and carcasses, eating certain animals, leprosy, and bodily discharges. Elaborate washing rituals were prescribed to render an unclean person clean again so that he could re-enter the community and the sanctuary of the Lord (Numbers 19). For the Jew, keeping the ceremonial laws and regulations was considered the way to approach God. Therefore, it is no wonder that the expression has its roots in Hebrew literature.