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The Garbage Gets Picked Up Tomorrow

December 31, 2015

You’re out of room.

Whether we’re looking at an over-crowded closet or garage or some other venue, the problem’s the same: too much stuff for the space.

Two options: get more space or have less stuff.

Either way, to move forward the formula involves a better balance of space and stuff.

Organizational experts, whether paid professionals or those helpful family members, often recommend the “one in, one out” concept. “Replace rather than accumulate” is how some express it.

St. Paul would be one those. If anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come, he wrote in 2nd Corinthians 5:17.

A handful of New Year’s Eve self-inventory questions for you and me —

  • Are we living in Christ?
  • Do we realize that Christ has made us into a new creation?
  • To what can we point that has passed away from our daily lives?
  • As we move into 2016, what evidence do we see that the new has come?
  • And the call-to-action question: what do we need to get rid of in our hearts, our minds, and our lives as we move forward into God’s future, which we’re labeling 2016?

As a good friend regularly told me when I was going through a difficult time, “The garbage gets picked up tomorrow. You have a lot of it to get out there.”

If anyone is in Christ, that person is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

 

 

 

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