We tend to think of ‘clutter’ as the stuff we set on shelves, stash in drawers, and hide under the bed when company’s coming. But what about our spiritual lives? Just like our homes, many of us tend to let our spiritual lives become cluttered with junk that takes up mental space, but doesn’t really add to our lives. Let’s talk about ways to bust the kind of clutter that takes up space we could use to deepen our relationship with the Lord. Goodnews Art
He made 300 shields of beaten gold, using three minas of gold on each shield, and the king put them in the house of the forest of Lebanon. Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with refined gold. There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms. Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom. All King Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon.
He made two cherubim of gold; he made them of hammered work at the two ends of the mercy seat; one cherub at the one end and one cherub at the other end; he made the cherubim of one piece with the mercy seat at the two ends. The cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering the mercy seat with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.
Mark 16:15 reads, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation”. It can be a little intimidating to approach a total stranger or even a close acquaintance and share your faith in Christ, as not everyone is ready to hear the good word. Some may feel they are being preached to, become confrontational, or are just not ready to receive the word of Christ.
All mankind and all of heaven and hell has been transformed by this. Nothing is like it. Nothing is such great and wonderful news as this. What is it? Read on and I’ll explain it to you… God became a human being, just like you and me. He came down in our darkness, our suffering, our pain and our sin. He descended from the glorious heights of the highest heavens, into the deepest depths of earth and mankind. Why? Scripture Verse Christian Image
And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns. People will come there with bows and arrows because all the land will be briars and thorns. As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample. Scripture Art