Frozen & Forgotten

I've just gone where no man has gone before, ok….maybe just not gone in a long time!  The freezer section of my refridgerator.  Inside the beautiful stainless steel beauty was a mixture of chaos and money loosely spent forgotten frozen foods.  Each time I pulled out another rack I grimaced with anger at myself.  I blame myself for the disarray of my family's refridgerator even though everyone uses it.  It's me who shoves stuff in, slams the door and makes a run for it.  It's me who buys more icecream, snack foods and other "necessities" and leaves the almost used up ones in the freezer (HOPING SOMEONE IS GOING TO FINISH THEM!).

Me, it's me!  I confess.

So when I opened up the door this afternoon I just couldn't take it anymore.  I could not in good conscience walk away (because, honestly….I had been doing that over & over) hence, the condition of the freezer.  I knew what had to be done.  I grabbed food, half-empty boxes and icy-crusted storage containers and before long my kitchen table & counters were covered.  Most everything I pulled out was still usable but many of the items were just things that we ignored or didn't see thanks to my lack of organization.  Or is it because of my lack of attention?

After wiping down all the cooties & gunk that had accumulated and restocking what was good then tossing the bad….I started thinking about how closely related my messy freezer is to my Bible reading time.  I love it when I come across something that inspires me, maybe a great quote or a nice saying.  Sometimes I even repost it on Facebook or clip it out to stick in my Bible.  When it's really good, I'll reprint it and stick it up somewhere so I can see it often.  All good things… much like buying great foods for my freezer.  The problem is that I just let it all get messy.  I ignore what's right there in front of my face and before you know it…. I need a big clean up! 

My intentions are good but my follow through stinks.

I let stuff pile up.  Collections of thoughts, inspiring words…all things that I tell myself God wants me to hear or see and end up missing out on what HE REALLY WANTS FROM ME the most!  Time in His Word.

I'm sure you have a completely spotless fridge & Bible reading time but if you don't (like me) I'm here to challenge you to CLEAN IT UP!  Next time you're tempted to clip out a quote…do it, but put it somewhere close to your Bible and make a date (AND STICK WITH IT) to read it after you've read God's word.


I'm a mess.  I know what I'm supposed to be doing and still I fall short.  Thank you for lessons that come in round-a-bout ways.  I need to pay better attention to what's going on around me and what's not.


For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12


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