Saturday, October 23, 2010
What's in Your Cupboard??
Monday evening I opened the cupboard that has my spices, tea, oil, etc. and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something move. I quickly did what most of us would do, I closed the cupboard and told myself I was seeing things, that it was just my imagination, and besides it was rather dark so what ever I saw I probably really didn't see.
Then I poured myself a glass of milk and went to bed.....
The next day I knew I couldn't ignore my sighting and I had to do something ASAP.
Thanks to the internet, I researched what to look for as "evidence" of a visitor in my cupboard. I grabbed my light and began to carefully open the doors one by one, starting furthest from the previous nights alleged sighting.
I saw little tiny black dots resembling sand hear and there. Not what I wanted to see....
Something or things, were lurking in my cupboard and were doing a good job of hiding from me. I was not about to have any visitors of the creepy kind so I went to work.
Methodically, I emptied each cupboard, illuminating it with as much light as I could to see what was hiding. I scrubbed it with bleach and sprayed with bug spray.
Each item in the cupboard was washed in HOT water and lots of soap and bleach. Not the contents of the spice containers, just the outside.
On the second shelf of the last cupboard there it was.... my enemy.....the very thing I thought I had under control simply because I couldn't see it or them.
I grabbed my bug spray and promptly drowned the little sucker. Then I had to dispose of the body, yuck and yuck.
Needless to say that cupboard got an extra shot of bleach and disinfectant.
My situation was this, I got the roach but how many of his hundreds of relatives were residing behind my cupboard, or stove? I don't know, I can't see them. Short of ripping out my cupboards I may never know, ewwwww.
All cupboard doors remained open that night, bug spray handy and lights on.
The next day my son, who used to work for a pest control company came over, I made him inspect each shelf and every box containing food in my kitchen. After a few helpful tips he assured me I did everything I could and probably got the relatives while spraying in the cracks between the cupboards, stove, microwave, floor and ceiling.
I knew God wasn't going to let this experience go to waste, so here it is
Luke 8:17 tells us, "For ALL that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all." NLT
During this time, I had a couple "incidents" that caused things I thought were over to resurface. Things that were apparently buried so deep I thought they were gone and forgotten.
When the "light" of an event hit me in just the right, or wrong way, I realized that little thing had not completely gone away but just hid down deep behind all the good things in me so I wouldn't know it was still in me.
That sounded familiar. My son explained the roaches like to be in areas where there's a lot of stuff so they can feel something on each side of them. This makes them feel secure and they can go to sleep.
Sometimes we intentionally conceal things and somethings we have things so deep with in us we don't even know they are there till something happens and we are shocked at our response.
The more we allow God's light to shine deep with in us and allow His light to bring hidden things to the surface and bleach them clean the more space we have in us for His Holy Spirit.
The more we are filled with His Holy Spirit through the light of the Word the less room we have for those pesky little critters that are destroying us from deep within.
So that's my little story.
We have to always be willing for God to shine His light deep within us to expose what's concealed that's not of Him.
Then we must be willing to let Him cleanse us so we have more room for Him.
Keep your lights on!!
Wendy Princess, Daughter of the King of Kings
Mother of Princesses and Princes
Grandmother of Royalty
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