The Summer Siesta Bible Study has begun! We had our first group meeting this week and started digging into our workbooks. Wow!
Jennifer Rothschild addresses our self-talk. How we tend to "put on" whatever is in our "thought closet." If we think we are insignificant or unworthy or unloved... when we reach into our thought closet... we have easy access to these lies. If we know by reading God's word that we are precious to God or significant or wonderfully and thoughtfully made... we can reach into our thought closet and pull out the truth... God's truth.
I love this analogy about a thought closet... it has made me think about what is in my clothes closet:
My prom gown from my senior year of high school... these are all items that I will never wear. Yet, I keep them with the clothes that I wear everyday. Why is that?
My graduation gown from my college graduation
My great-grandmother's coat which is probably about 100 years old
A gold sweater that I've never looked good wearing
White sandals that hurt when I wear them
I shove them to the back of the closet... so I can't see them, but they are still there. Right alongside the jeans that "fit" (LOL) or the purple sweater that accentuates my eyes or my all-American white t-shirts. What is my reasoning for holding on to these items?
And what is truly my reasoning for keeping the lies in my thought closet... right next to the truth that I read in God's word?
So, over the next few weeks, I think I will be literally cleaning out a couple of my closets. Purging those items which I will never wear. And it will be a reminder to me of the need to clean out my thought closet... so that there will be plenty of room for all of the thoughts that my heavenly Father thinks of me.
And so... how about you? What's in your closet?