Finding God's Goodness

Week Thirty. Clean Heart. Zipped Up.

Month Seven – Valuing My Body. Temperance with faith produces modesty.

The other morning as I was packing for a trip, I was grateful for the person who invented the zipper. I was cramming a week’s worth of clothes in a carry-on suitcase along with the twister splash and water balloon toys I got for my two grandsons. Of course it was bursting at the seams. When the zipper separated, rather than panic I was grateful. I was marveling at how such a simple invention can keep everything tucked neatly inside a small box.

Since God speaks to us in the everyday moments of our life. I had to chuckle and ask what the situation was trying to say to me. My curiosity led me to seeing myself as the suitcase, being too full to the point of bursting. When I take a breath each morning and sit in silence, this orders my heart in such a way that I am emptied and not bursting at the seams. This allows me to be present to what is in front of me and find God’s goodness.

Jesus, “though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

Phil 2:6-8

Thank you Lord for tidying up my heart and emptying all the distractions and filling it with Your goodness. 

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