A Place For Me

A place for everything and everything in its place.

This is how I learned to keep house, definitely a mother saying for me, and I am saying this to you from a not too messy room in a messy house. It was always clean before, you might want to think about taking in relatives, relatives with children or sick ones. Especially, if you are a neatnik like me. Or grown children with laundry and grandchildren. I simply have not been able to keep up with it and I had to let some things go in order to rest, that said, I will get cleaning again. And do what the Lord tells you about these moves they do require agreement and prayer.

No one else heard that saying I suppose but I took it to heart. Closets were organized, I changed them around for summer and winter, shoes, jewelry boxes, towels, decorations for every holiday. I was working with children and do some caregiving, seeking God and I should have been writing more and resting more. There was a place for everything, but sometimes it felt like not for me, and I needed God’s help to heal and recover myself and my sanity, not that I was really, but there were some days if felt like it, how much can you do for others and have no one do for you, but Jesus was there and taught me to rest. I still get things done, lots of things and I still help people, just the people He chooses, not everyone will receive.

I was so efficient that the children I worked with caught on, they cleaned up, helped each other, rewound VCR tapes, put away books, and even mopped the floor, and it looked good. We baked cookies, had the day divided into times, for movies or art, reading, school, before home schooling was popular, but I stayed organized. I was following Jesus and the children picked up on it, we played Christian music at nap time and watched Animated Stories from the Bible.

Even the difficult ones were not as difficult as children I see now. And I know it is not all of them but foster care had not worked out for me, I guess I was too tired, or the right children to bless, while still try to help and match people with the right person to help, everything from offering prayers to suicidal counselors, I am now in a better place myself, letting go and letting God be God.

While I never forced my beliefs on anyone, there were some people who would not leave their children with me knowing I was a Christian. Everyone needs a place and a restful peaceful place, but not everyone wants that. I know there has been too much distraction and destructive behavior in my life, not that I invited it in except through trying to help. God’s ways are better, though I still help I am at home with words and being able to communicate His love.

While spring is good time for cleaning and decluttering, we must also purge ourselves and listen to His wisdom, He knows where you need to be, who you need to be with and who you don’t. Let’s shut the door of the enemy and if he knocks, let Jesus answer, He is at the door and people need salvation, but believers also need to be encouraged, and not run ragged by an enemy who would destroy your home and family, were it not for the blood of Jesus.

As a woman of faith, find that place in Him for you, your resting place, your hiding place, your secret place of the Most High God and let Him meet you there, He has a way of cleaning house too, here are a few verses to put us in a good place. Everything will fall into place.

Then the priests brought the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, in the inner sanctuary of the house, in the Most Holy Place, underneath the wings of the cherubim. 2 Chronicles 5:7

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 In reference to the ark, and God’s presence. NIV

This is my resting place forever,” He said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired. Psalm 132:14 NLT / Zion

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Psalm 139:15 NIV

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3

I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. Isaiah 45:3

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. Mark 1:35

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:3

Only God can give authority to anyone, and He puts these rulers in their places of power. Romans 13:1

I hope this gets us going about putting things into perspective and in place, with God at the top of our list. He has a place for everyone who has received Him as Lord and would love to meet ones who may have stepped away from Him, and also the ones who don’t know Him.

I am looking forward to the place He has prepared for me. He has a place for everyone but everyone is not in their place.

5 thoughts on “A Place For Me”

  1. I too have experienced the push-back from those who saw Jesus in me and were uncomfortable.
    How many times has someone told you that that will go to church (or back to church) after they get their life back on track. I’m here to tell you, if that’s what they are waiting on, they will never go to church again.
    You see, on our own we are not “good enough” nor will we ever be. BUT, the good news is, Jesus meets us in the MIDDLE of our mess. He cleans us up so that we can be presented to the Father as righteous & whiter than snow. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. – Psalm 51:7 NIV


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