Another area of fallow ground is clutter. Yesterday as I went back to my reading in Luke, I read this verse in light of clutter. Luke 3:11 says, “…He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none…”
There are several types of clutter: unused things, piles of things that create disorder, hoarding, and unresolved issues buried in our hearts are a few.
I encourage you to begin to clear out any areas of clutter in your life~physical and emotional. Here is my personal rule of thumb: if I haven’t used something in a year, it is time to give it away to someone who could use it. When the Holy Spirit reveals a hidden unresolved area, then to diligently work through it with Him.
Several years ago I was teaching a Bible study for women called ‘Inner Purity.’ Here is a quote from our notes: Clutter defiles and diminishes the capacity of our hearts. It takes up the space designed for precious things. It blocks creativity. A pure heart is unfettered from the trappings of an unresolved past.
Clutter is like static in a radio. You can’t hear clearly. Being led by the Spirit requires clear lines of communication. Clutter desensitizes and blocks our creative understanding. We can’t hear or see how the Holy Spirit is leading us.
1 John 2:27 says, “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”