Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)
TITLE: Flyin' High
By Venice Kichura
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One day when I was overwhelmed
With all the stuff I owned
I looked around, and sighed aloud.
“I have too much,” I moaned.
Instead of clearing out my stash
I surfed the internet
And found a site that beckoned me,
“Please stay, you won’t regret.”
I found that I was not alone---
That others just like me
Had clutter in their homes and lived
I was a “Side-tracked Home Exec”
(Or better known as SHE)
My visit to “Flylady.com”---
Began to set me free.
Their “27-Boogie Fling”
Teach housewives, lovingly,
A simple plan to rid their homes
Of clutter and debris.
It says, “Take one large garbage bag;
Seize 27 things
Of total junk that no one wants---
Just trash that you will fling.”
I grabbed another garbage bag,
For things I used no more.
It was so nice to finally have
A clean and empty drawer.
Into my car I lugged a bag
That weighed at least a ton
I warned myself, Don’t dare look back,
Just turn the key and run!”
I drove directly, did not stop
To Goodwill by the Sea.
And gladly gave my stuff away
To those with less than me.
Since flyin’ high with Flylady
I feel so good inside.
When guest arrive I don’t slam doors
For now they’re open wide.
But just as I was satisfied
And smiled, I’m doin’ good,
But God replied, “Now listen, child,
I thought you understood.”
“It’s not just all your earthly wares
That tend to overflow.
I’ve blessed your soul abundantly.
And now it’s time to grow.”
“Unless you give away My Word
And weed out Satan’s lies,
You will be cluttered in your mind.
Your faith then rots and dies.”
And so I went and gave away
Some nuggets from God’s Word
And threw out all those damming thoughts
That screamed, Your dream’s absurd.
I tossed out all those lies that lured,
Give up the Christian race
Because your faith is far too weak
You cannot not run the pace.
Since I’ve decluttered spiritually
I now can testify---
I’m blessed far more abundantly.
In Christ I’m flyin’ high.
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