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Your Spiritual Closet

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Your Spiritual Closet

If you come to the Lord
seeking spiritual growth
so you can walk deeper
& farther with Him,
You really must be prepared
for what happens next
and the process about to begin.

For He will take you by the hand
and open the door
to the "spiritual closet"
you hold inside.
He will show you things of self...
hidden back on the shelf
and long-forgotten issues of pride.

He will pull off the blinders
you keep on your eyes
to show prejudices
you hold in your heart.
And He will take all
the negative attitudes you have
and address them
as each new day starts.

He will shake up your priorities
& rearrange what's important
until He gets the proper
glory He's due.
And the dust of complacency
won't have time to settle
because His cleaning
will never be through.

For to enter His presence
& drink of His holiness
requires a cleansing
of things deep inside.
And it takes true humility...
letting Him pull out and show you
all the clutter that you'd rather hide.

When you see yourself
for who you really are
a sinner daily
in need of His grace,
Then you're ready for growth
and all the things He will show you
when you seek out the light of His face.

© Sheila Gosney

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.
( Psalm 51:10 )(KJV)

And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
( Exodus 33:17-19 )(KJV)

Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
( Ephesians 1:2-4 )(KJV)

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