Are you still with me? Because I do have a point with all of this...You would think that with all the "cleaning out" my body had gone through, I would have stopped there, but I decided to begin a new book at the beginning of the year titled Breaking Free by Beth Moore. (I think I have mentioned it once, or twice, or maybe five or six times. It's FABULOUS! She is like all up in my head and stuff. She's good...real good.) Well...while my body has been bonding with the toilet, my spirit has definitely been getting cleaned out as well. I have learned things in every chapter and on just about every page. Her insight is totally God driven and it makes me evaluate myself from the inside out. There is such freedom and release when God breaks you from yourself...and I needed to be broken. Badly. This is the first book that I have read that is also a Bible study. You can't rush through the book, because every couple of chapters has an assignment attached to it. Either scripture memorization, quiet self reflection, prayer time or journaling. It is envigorating and I am so glad that I decided to take on this new challenge. It makes me pause, and stop when I need to. And I need to be stopped, and often. I was reading in bed the other night, when I finished one chapter, paused to pray for a moment, then I began to turn towards the next chapter. Right at the moment, where I was sitting in awe and mentally thinking of how to find Mrs. Moore, and shrink her down to place her into my pocket...when I saw the title of the next chapter:
The best part of it all, I had the ultimate tour guide with me...Jesus!
So...as you can see this year has been filled with major physical, emotional, and spiritual cleaning out! Not at all what I expected, but definitely what I needed.
As they say, "out with the old...and in with the new!"
When God cleans you out, He never leaves you feeling empty...only filled with new life! I'm looking forward to what's ahead for me and God now...and of course, I'm really looking forward to lunch.