Published March 10, 2018 by SMBC

By Jeanne Ludemann

?Where are my keys?? I often ask. Organizational experts advise finding a ?home? for the keys to ?live? and always placing said keys in that ?home.? The keys are then easily accessible whenever needed. What about when I try to find God? Do I have a consistent ?home? for God in my life? I have a very nice guest room I make available to Him on the major Holidays, Easter and Christmas. Especially Christmas. I go all out at Christmas. But what about the mundane 24/7 of the 365 days in a year? Days when the roast gets burned, or the washer overflows, or my temper grows short.

During this Lenten Season of letting go, am I able to look in the dark corners where I keep my bias and prejudice and clean the cluttered closets where I hurriedly throw all the stuff I really don't want God to find when I invite him into my life on my terms? By letting go I may, as the Psalm teaches, ?be still and know? the omniscient, omnipresent God already knows and sees the entirety of my life and still wants access. Thanks be to God.