January 6, 2013
So I’m curling my hair this morning, getting ready for church, and I get a whiff of my hair, and I smile really big because I finally invested in my favorite shampoo/conditioner. And it just felt so good (and smelled so good) to see the new things that are coming about in my life.
Then I started thinking about the new clothes that Shauna brought to me that were given to me by friends. Not sure who you are but THANK YOU so much! And last night I was just talking about needing to go through my old clothes again and get rid of more. Because they just don’t fit… no matter how much I want them too. Last night I also started going through boxes of papers and files and books and throwing stuff away. Come to find out… I was a pack rat! I kept EVERYTHING! And it’s time to throw it away.
I have boxes of letters from ex boyfriends. What do I need those for? TRASH. I have receipts and bills from like 2004. TRASH. Mom was helping me. Because there were things I thought I should keep and she said no. So guess what… they ended up in the TRASH!
It is really time to be out with the old. ALL OF IT!
And as I’m thinking about all the newness in my life this morning, a song came on the radio, “Show Me Life” by Addison Road. And the words touched me to the core. There I am, standing with the curling iron in my hair, with tears in my eyes. The words say:
Going on my way
Packing up today
I can’t live a life with this way of thinking
‘Cause I know what’s right
I’m gonna leave tonight
And put all the past behind me
Whoa… I literally was packing up my past last night. Or rather, I was unpacking and leaving it behind me. No sense in keeping reminders of my old life.
The song continues with:
Show me life
Bigger than I’ve known
I wanna feel more than alive
Show me love
Beautiful and true
Change the old to new inside
Show me life
Perfect timing as always from the Lord.
Every day He has been showing me new life. New opportunities. New views and new thoughts. Everything from my past is becoming just that… the past. And I’m looking to the future where all things are new.
“He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’” Revelation 21:5