Today began our sixth move in six years.  We don’t have much to pack since we kept most everything in boxes for the last year.  We are moving into a bigger house about a quarter-mile away, but I can’t say I’m very excited.  It’s  just another move and moving means packing and carrying heavy boxes and furniture.  I know I will enjoy the end results, but getting there is not pleasant or enjoyable.  In fact it makes me feel  like Eeyore.   But, on a happier note I will now get to fully unpack and use things that have been packed away for the last year.  And if I can convince my “packrat” hubby, we will haul some stuff off to the nearest Goodwill.

You have heard the saying, “It’s time to move on.”  In order to get someplace new in life we need to “move on”.   If I want a living spiritual life, I need to “move on” in that direction.  If we don’t unpack our spiritual gifts that God has given us we can’t use them.  If we don’t use them others won’t receive the benefit of them either.  Also a good spiritual house cleaning every now and again is a good idea as well.  Sometimes we need to do a good cleaning out of our emotional junk that holds us back from fully living a life of joy in Christ.

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.  Psalm 32:1-5