Monday, September 7, 2009

A Clean Kitchen

On Saturday, before the black death settled in and took out 6 of the 7 of us, I spent almost the entire day cleaning my kitchen. (In case you are wondering, Risi is the only one who did not end up sick. According to Sheri, Ris probably scared away the virus....she's probably right.)

So my kitchen looks great, wiped down everything, cleaned up my hair bow stuff, scrubbed the stove. It looks great......unless you open the cupboards or the fridge or the drawers. Didn't make it to cleaning those.

On the outside it looks great, on the inside, not so much.

And that really got me to thinking. I've spent a lot time on my outside recently. In the past year, I've lost a lot of weight. And mostly for health reasons, but, truthfully, I wanted to look better too.

But I got to thinking, what if someone one opened my drawer? Pulled out my silverware drawer? Would they find crumbs? Cupboards that need wiped down?

We are so aware of our appearances. I wonder what life would be like if we spent as much time working on our insides as we do on our outsides. What if I spent as much time in my Bible everyday as I do taking a shower and fixing my hair? What if I spent as much time in prayer as I spend on the computer each day? What if I spent as much time in worship as I spend watching the news each day (and let's face it the news is pretty depressing!)

Just some thoughts, for me and for you.......

How do you look? On the inside??


Stacey said...

Very cool thought. Maybe that's why my house isn't clean! LOL

Angie said...

Awesome post, Tonni. Definitely much food for thought.

Darci Catherine said...

This is a really cool thing to consider. Kinda like Pastor Jobe trying to paint over the [mostly] stripped door.

The first part is hilarious. Kevin and I were trying to decide who hadn't gotten sick, and I said Risi, because I can't imagine her slowing down enough to get sick. And Kevin said she'd scare the sickness away, too!

alainaw30 said...

How true! It's amazing how God can use the mundane to get us searching deeper.

Hope you're all feeling better.