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Topic: Luggage (08/15/05)

TITLE: LUGGAGE-APLACE FOR STORAGE WHILE TRAVELING
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08/19/05


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LUGGAGE-A PLACE FOR STORAGE WHILE TRAVELING

2:56 PM 8/19/2005

I have been accused of taking a long time to pack

my bags. Also I am guilty of trying to put too

much in my bags when going somewhere even for a

couple of days.

Well on the first hand, I want to be as prepared

as possible to have everything that I might need

for important or serious matters. This of course

usually relates to clothing and the various

activities that I might be participating in during

my stay away from home.
For instance I would not wish to wear my Fred

Flintstone tie to Grandpa's funeral. However that

dusty tie would be perfect for church services

honoring Fathers on our special day, as it was a

gift from my thoughtful children.
I now spend several days in advance contemplating

the many choices I have of what to pack in that

suitcase...other than a suit. Sometimes I even go

to sleep pondering, sorting, and trying to fill

every little space that I can.
So as you can see, luggage has an important place

in my life and probably yours too.
Our minds are much like luggage. Only we take a

lifetime to fill our minds and there are no limits

in size or content imposed like there is at the

airlines.
Sometimes people will speak of a person carrying

baggage into a relationship. Well, my Christian

friend I am afraid that we have content in our

minds that we will be carrying to heaven's

judgment seat. What do you have in your mind? Do

you pack it full of worldly goods? Do you try to

squeeze a little sexual uncleanness into a corner?

Do you have hate hidden under your breastplate of

faith? Do you know every little dirty detail about

today's Hollywood stars? Do you sing songs with

Lyrics that would make your mother be embarrassed

by you? These are all some of the things that are

packed from your life in the luggage of your mind.

Do you want these things shown to the entire

world?
Would Jesus be pleased with what is in your

luggage?
When he opens your mind's luggage will he find a

dark smelly, moldy, rotten interior? Or will he

find a beautiful fresh air scent pleasing to his

nostrils. Will the light shine brightly from your

mind reflecting his image in the actions of love

and care that you performed while on earth?

Oh brothers and sisters, we are packing our

mind's luggage every day and hour. We think that

it is a private place secure from prying eyes. But

some day it will be revealed.
See I Corinthians 3:13-15
The way to pack your mind's luggage correctly is

illustrated so well in God's Word. Paul says in

the LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE -NEW LIVING

TRANSLATION ( SECOND EDITION )
PHILLIPIANS 4:8-9; "And now, dear brothers and

sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on

what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure,

and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that

are excellent and worthy of praise. 9Keep putting

into practice all you learned and received from

me--everything you heard from me and saw me doing.

Then the God of peace will be with you."


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Dorothy Purge08/23/05
A great article that makes me want to take a closer look at myself.
Shonnah McGrew08/24/05
AWESOME!!!!
Shari Armstrong 08/29/05
Very well written lesson !! (try to preview your post next time, so there is better spacing for the paragraphs for an easier read)