I often times think about the things unseen. How many times do the things unseen affect our walk in life? How many times have we been offended and hurt by someone and immediately put up a wall to protect ourselves from that? The things that we think are unseen are seen by God always. God knows our hearts, he knows our intentions towards things, he knows what we think about things. He knows all about us. When He tells us to forgive and we don’t, He knows. When he tells us to do something and we hold back and only give part because we are saving for ourselves, He knows. Nothing is hidden from the Lord.
We want our walk with the Lord to be pure and without blemish. I like the verse in Psalms 24 that says: Who shall ascend to the mountain of the Lord and who shall stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. It goes on to say: who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive the blessing from the Lord and the righteousness from the God of his salvation.
I want to be that. I want all that I do to be pure and with a good intention. I want to be blessed in all that I do–even in secret. I thought about it today as I was up early and getting this post ready. I thought that I could take a few moments and catch up on some Youtube people. Now I like Youtube and I am not knocking it, but I have asked the Lord to teach me and to give me knowledge and revelation about Him. I take most of my spare time (what little I have) and I listen to sermons, or I read my Bible and this has blessed me so much. I am learning more than I have ever in my life. I get tempted just like everyone else, to want to sit and waste time. So today He reminded me, “What did you ask of me? You want revelation, you want to be blessed, you want everything you do to prosper? Then learn of me.” That Youtube video was not going to get me anywhere, but listening to the Word of the Lord is. I had a decision to make and I am happy that I chose the one I did.
For the things unseen………………..I daily look at my pantry and my laundry room. I visit it often throughout the day and am constantly reminded of the ugliness on the inside, so I decided to make what was “unseen” clean again.
Before moving into our home everything was perfect. I didn’t have to paint, the colors were exactly what I would have chosen so I had no need to do that. But two of the areas that were unseen, needed some repainting.
One of those areas was the pantry. The owners left a gallon of turquoise colored paint that was used for an accent wall and I knew I should use it up before it got old. The longest part was the taping, because there are lots of brackets:)
I had repainted some scuffs downstairs, that the children had made and so I cleaned my brush and roller and stored them in a plastic bag in the freezer. As they thawed , they were good as new for this task.
Then there was another area I constantly stare at….the laundry room.
I wasn’t sure if I would tackle this room because I knew I wouldn’t be able to do behind the washer and dryer without taking them out and that would require some work, so I would have to do as far as I could reach. It worked, no one looks behind my washer except me if something falls so it was good.
Here it was after a few coats.
This is my finished pantry. It looked a little brighter last night, I am thankful that it has toned down today a bit.
Now when I open the pantry it brings a sense of brightness to my kitchen. I am happy that I did it. I like painting it is very calming and gives me a sense of accomplishment. I don’t like to do “work” on Sundays, unless necessary so when I started painting my downstairs Sunday, it was not like work at all, it was relaxing and peaceful. I was glad to be able to carry that into my day yesterday.
Here is my finished laundry room. We had terrible rain storms with flooding so it was a good day to accomplish this task. Plus we had no water. Something happened and the water stopped flowing. I popped the breaker, and nothing. So my husband told me to get a tire pressure gauge so he could check our tank when he got home from work. I decided to just pray over it. I know we are tithers and when we tithe God promises to keep the devourer from taking our stuff. I wasn’t going to doubt that. I was also going to the store to purchase our second refrigerator. Something the Lord told me to do and I received one a week ago and now I was ready to get the second one. So of course as I am driving the devil just wanted to make me not do what God had already promised. It was like, “You might need that extra money to put towards a well, they can get awfully expense!” So immediately I had to change my thoughts and say, “No, my mind is my mind, devil out!” I knew God did not give me this home for things to break, especially something that expensive. So as the day went on, I trusted. I knew it would be nothing. Plus I ordered my refrigerator without wavering and doubting that I would need that money for something else, like a well pump.
My husband came home, looked at it, popped the breaker again, and it worked. He was trying to rationalize, “well maybe this was happening…” I stopped him and said, “Or maybe I prayed and took hold of what the Lord promises, and now it is fixed:)” He said, “Well, yes or that:) “
I am thankful for a God who is true to His word. In Malachi 3:11…”I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.” Those things will happen, when we don’t rob God of what is His. Yes, I am talking about tithing. I don’t want to be the cursed one, as it says. We have been that before and I didn’t like it. I like the blessed life. I like the Lord’s protection for my things and for my family. That is why we choose to tithe our income.
Hope this was inspiring for you to clean up some areas in your life that might need some repainting:) Have a blessed day!