Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Arkansas Tornado

I did not realize that a tornado went through Arkansas while I was gone. Actually- it looks like it only went through my house. Isn't that amazing? It mainly hit in the girls rooms, their bathroom, and the kitchen. It was the Seanna and Emma tornado.

Since we have been back Seanna has been sick. She has a fever of 101.3 for three days. Emma on the other hand has been fine. I have asked her over and over to clean her room. She has told me that it is clean.

Today I was taking out the trash and I finally found her stash of stuff. She had all of her dirty clothes and things that needed to be put away stuffed in the corner of her room. On top of that pile she had arranged her American Girl dolls in a little display. They were all dressed nice and she had even done all of their hair. She had arranged them in such a way that you would have to really look to see that she had all of her junk under it. She also had the closet door opened to the point that this was usually hidden when I walked in the room.

I wondered if God was sending me a visual diagram of my heart. How many times have we looked "normal" on the outside and yet there are things that are hidden within.

It is imperative that we keep our hearts clean. I have had times when others think that things are fine with me- yet there are huge things in my heart I have been covering up. It is SO important to cleanse our hearts daily in him. Don't let seeds of doubt, bitterness, hatred, envy take root. You can keep them hidden for months- but they are destroying your soul.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2

As to the Arkansas Tornado that went through. I think when a certain little someone comes home from school today the winds will be dying down!


Kathy McElhaney said...

That Emma is quite creative! Just when you had me laughing out loud at her antics, you stopped me in my tracks and made me think about my own heart.

Great post!

Melinda said...

I was going to share a testimony - but I might save it for my blog.... I LOVE YOU!