Thursday, August 21, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY...the power of clean up!


Today I am joining my friends over at THANKFUL THURSDAY. Iris is our host each week and I am so grateful to her for leading us in giving thanks. I hope that you will check out all of the other grateful blogger's that also participate each week.

HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN THANKS FOR CLEANING SUPPLIES?
For the past four years I have owned and operated my own cleaning business. Residential, Commercial, Real Estate cleaning. If its dirty...I'll clean it.

Two cleaning products that I would not catch myself without is CLOROX CLEAN UP and MR CLEAN ERASE PAD. I love both of these cleaning products because they leave such a fresh and clean look (and smell)!

On this THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am grateful for the power of CLEAN UP!
I am not only grateful for the great products such as the ones I mentioned above for they help me make a living but I am extremely grateful today for the CLEAN UP that God applies that enables me to live life better!

EPHESIANS 4:31
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you".

BITTERNESS...are you bitter about anything? towards anyone? Has it taken root and grown into other things?

ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND
LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT THIS BITTERNESS!

WRATH...what enrages you? crime? disobedience? gas prices? broken promises? Has your wrath caused you to say or do things that you regret?

ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND
LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT THIS WRATH!

ANGER...are you easily angered? with your family, your friends or your coworkers? Do you say things in anger that you have to later apologize for? Have you sent someone a text message or a email this week that oozed with fits of anger?

ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND
LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT THIS ANGER!

CLAMOR...do you publicly let your discontent be known? Are you a disgruntled employee? When the waitress gets your order wrong do you make a scene?
ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND
LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT THIS CLAMOR!

EVIL SPEAKING...does your speech reflect what is in your heart? do you encourage or tear down? do you find fault with your neighbor? do you talk about your co-worker behind their back?
ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND
LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT THIS EVIL SPEAKING!

Gods CLEANING POWER is much like the magic eraser product...His GRACE, LOVE and FORGIVENESS will wipe each stain of our heart clean.

WHY NOT SCHEDULE A CLEANING OF THE HEART TODAY!


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13 comments:

Denise said...

Amen to this sweetie.

Nancie said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us, Laurie. I am thankful for my cleaning supplies too. My area is rather dusty so without these precious cleaning supplies my home will be so dirty. I am most thankful too for the clean up that God applies that enables me to live life better! I am so glad that God's GRACE, LOVE and FORGIVENESS will wipe each stain of our heart clean. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy TT!

Princess said...

What a coincidence that you will post about cleaning supplies, Laurie. I just gave my kitchen a thorough cleaning yesterday and it made me feel good and thankful. I hope and pray that I stay as clean as God would like me to be.
Thank you for a very enlightening post of thankfulness.

genny - entry here said...

Yes Amen also this post is wonderful. TC and thanks for sharing.

Pia said...

that is beautiful, laurie. i thank God for cleaning products. i think i'm a bit obsessed with cleanliness. *chuckle* but you're right. we should also apply "cleaning" in our own lives. God bless you, laurie. thanks for sharing this.

Cheryl said...

Great post! I am glad for cleaning also! Love the scriptures! Thanks for sharing and Happy TT!

Darlene said...

What a concept to be thankful for cleaning supplies! I love how you shared the scriptures and applied it to different emotions.
I too am thankful for cleaning!
Sweet Blessings,
Darlene

Laurie Ann said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, and what an awesome post, Laurie! I love it. I love the parallels drawn.

Blessed One said...

Oh, this is a great list! Thank you for sharing your thankful heart (and cleaning tips) with us!

Peggy said...

Blessings Laurie,Thank You Lord and Laurie for this powerful cleansing, I mean lesson on cleaning...the problem is the cost...especially where I am but I will...
ALLOW GOD TO APPLY HIS CLEANING POWER AND LIVE A BETTER LIFE WITHOUT...
such spiritual applications and a great Thankful Thursday
...especially if it all gets cleaned up(lol)I read a similar post with Carol @ Sheep to the Right...hhhmmmm...do you think God may be telling me something?
I did not even leave Carol a comment...Very clever this creative CLEAN UP! Thanks!

Carol said...

Laurie,
How funny! God is having a fall cleaning of sorts! Thanks for dropping by and pointing out our similar thoughts. What shall we write about next?

Schotzy said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing in such a thoughtful engaging way! We all need a cleanup, dont we?

Front Porch Legacy said...

How funny - I'm getting ready to clean my house tomorrow. It's an eight hour tour, but it will be spotless. I'm thankful for a clean home; and I'm thankful that I've got the energy to clean it too (or I could just be incredibly obsessive compulsive about a clean / organized home).