11/11/10

Clean Out the J U N K !



Philippians 4
7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds
 in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

This morning my husband needed me to find a key that was possibly floating around in my purse.  I decided that everything needed to come out so that I could do a thorough search.  To my amazement, I found a lot of J U N K !

What did I find in my purse?

Wallet - I have to have a wallet!  It holds all of my important documents so that I can be legal!

Money - Gotta have money!  Goodness... You never know when someone is going to need a buck. Yah, that's the ticket. ;)

A copy of the Constitution of the United States - Every girl needs to protect herself!

Receipts - Nope, don't need those.  J U N K

Chicken Poop - Ok, this one may require an explanation.  It is actually lip balm with natural oils in it like lavender.  Very soothing.  Very relaxing!  You should put some Chicken Poop on your lips!  I love Chicken Poop!

Old and new tissues - Out with the old - J U N K - in with the new.

Tracks and info about our church - That's important... everyone needs to know about Jesus!

Empty communion cups - Glad I took communion but as holy as that sounds, I don't need to keep the cup as a keepsake! J U N K

Prayer cards and papers from another church - I wouldn't call it J U N K because I need prayer at times but I don't think I need to keep it in my purse.

Old grocery lists - J U N K

Paper clips - J U N K

Coupon for an Italian beef sandwich - Needs to be put in my coupon box, sort of J U N K.

Other things I'm keeping:
Hand sanitizer
Eye drops
Pens
Lotion
Essential oil (don't ask...)
Ibuprofen
Tape measure (for thrift shopping)
Mints
Make-up

What else do I need to purge that isn't kept in my purse?  I keep all kinds of things in my heart some things need to stay, some things need to go!  J U N K!

Keeping:
  • Jesus
  • Holy Spirit
  • God's Word
  • Love for my husband
  • Love for my kids
  • Love for God
  • Love for others
  • Pure thoughts
  • Good deeds
  • Fruit of the Spirit

 What J U N K do you need to get out of your purse?  Better yet, what J U N K do you need to get out of your heart?

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.

2 comments:

Angie Vik said...

Good thoughts. Thanks for this good reminder to jettison things in our lives that don't need to or shouldn't be there. It's so easy for things and stuff to overtake the things that are really important.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is great...yes, need to get rid of some junk...but keep that which is of heavenly value...so glad you explained the chicken poop!!

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