Isaiah 1:18-19

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land;

If you have followed my blog for a time you are aware that we bought a grand ole home that had been neglected for far too long.  While demolition was happening on the kitchen recently the lovely skeleton in the above picture was found in a wall in the kitchen along with the nest the critter had built there.  Immediately I thought of the saying, “We all have some skeletons in our closets.”  Then my next thought was that God is exposing the skeletons, Amen!

In this world I think it is quite difficult to live a life with clean closets.  Seems we all hide something for whatever reason.  We guard those closets like a ravenous watch dog ready to pounce at the slightest movement toward our closet.  We can spend so much time guarding and protecting that we forget to live.  And I can just see God sitting on His throne and shaking His glorious head back and forth, “Come now, let us settle the matter.  Together we can clean this mess up; though that closet is a filthy mess now we can make it sparkle.”  Dear Reader, there is a catch: WILLINGNESS and OBEDIENCE.  We have to want that closet clean and we must follow the Lord’s cleaning routine.

I want to live a life devoid of skeletons in my closet.  I am ready and willing for the Holy Mr Clean to wipe out those skeletons and to fill that now empty space with His Spirit; with the life He desires for me.

How about you?  God any squirrel bones in your walls?


One thought on “Skeletons

  1. The picture says a thousand words. Anything left in secret decays and adds no value to your life.
    Great reading this morning! Thanks.

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