Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Clean House

Do you ever feel like housecleaning is a waste of time? Somebody is bound to undo the job you've just done.(Like a few seconds after cleaning a mirror...I SEE FINGERPRINTS!!!) Sometimes as I go from room to room and pick up the clothes in the floor again and step over pet shop toys, I think, "I continue to clean and pick up, but it doesn't do any good. It just gets messy again.
Why bother?"

I'm thankful God doesn't feel that way about me.
He never says, "Kelli, I thought we had this (my heart) cleaned up. Are you still trying to straighten up? Not this mess again!!!"

God is a God of grace and mercy.
He desires for me to come to him with the dirty, messy parts of my life.
For that I am eternally grateful!!!

Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10 (New Living Translation)

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29 (New Living Translation)


  1. So true! Love your posts with the children's pictures. They are getting big! Love the fun learning too. And this one is so true - create in me a clean heart!

  2. Very good point...

  3. Kelli,
    As I struggle to get motivated and go tackle that heap of laundry and dirty dishes, this is exactly what I needed to read. I just did it yesterday and it is piled up again. Thanks for the encouragement. Also, thanks for the tips about Disney World. They have been ever so helpful!