Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Getting rid of spiritual clutter

Tuesdays with Tiffany
By Tiffany Colter

I have been on a spiritual quest over these last few months. It seems that the last three years of intense battle had drained all of my reserves and I had descended to the point where my motivation was non-existent and my hunger for God was nearly gone.

I still knew that God was good and I was still pursuing God, just not like I had before. It is like a marriage. There are times when you could spend an entire day doing nothing but looking in to the other persons eyes.

And then there are times when you are in love but it is the routine love.

That was where I was with God. I felt dry on the inside.

I decided to take a class at church which was essentially about getting the clutter out of your life. I understand the need to remove clutter and organize in my life, so I wanted to scrape out the junk.

What I found out was as I removed all of that I was freeing myself to be a more creative writer, a better mother and wife. As I cleaned the clutter in one area, my hunger for God's presence, other areas that I'd been struggling with freed up too.

So if you find yourself making no progress in an area stop and seek God on it. Dig deep in the word and sit alone with the one who loves you most. Spend time with Him focusing on His promises rather than your junk.

Then you'll find the other areas begin to resolve themselves-and while they do you feel peace in the process.

And if you want to know about getting rid of real clutter visit my other blog today to see what I have to say about that.


Catherine West said...

Great thoughts as we gear up for another school year, Tiff! Thank you guys for doing such a great job with the blog all summer!

Sharon said...

I am curious as to what this class at church was?:-)Neat post!~Sharon