Wednesday, March 9, 2011

40 bags in 40 days

Easter is only 40 days away {not including Sundays} & I am jumping on the 40 bags in 40 days bandwagon!

I first heard about the 40 bags in 40 days challenge from my blog friend, Sarah at Clover Lane.  Then I saw that another blog friend, Sara at August Fields is participating in the challenge, & my heart did leaps when I saw the spin she put on it!  It inspired me to get in on all of the fun & to put my own spin on the challenge, as well!

I am excited to take these next 40 days as a time to clean out my home, get rid of clutter, throw out the garbage, clean out the corners & crevices that have been overlooked, & haul some bags off to Goodwill! What a great way to shrink that 3 page spring cleaning list of mine, huh?! 

But even more than simply getting my house squeaky clean, what better time than the Easter season to do the same thing to my spiritual life?!  There are most definitely some areas of my life that need purged of the dirt & grime that have settled in.  There are corners & crevices of my heart that have been overlooked for quite some time now, & there's some stinky garbage that needs thrown out!  

Easter Sunday is a celebration of what Jesus Christ did for me.  It was my sin that put him on that cross so many years ago, & thankfully, he conquered that grave & my sins have been forgiven & wiped clean!  Because of him, I am made new!  "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

I owe him my entire life, not just 40 days of it, but it is my desire to spend these next 40 days drawing closer to him.  While I am spending hours scouring, scrubbing, & tidying this home, I want to make it an opportunity to spend those hours focused on him.  To meditate on the things he is showing me in my daily reading, to spend time praying for the things on my prayer list that often times get overlooked or just simply forgotten, to allow him to change the parts of me that are not Christ like, to find out if I am being the wife, mother, & woman he desires for me to be, to make sure that my heart is set on things above & not of this earth, & then sometimes to just crank up some good christian music & praise his name!  

At the completion of this 40 days, my home will be sporting a fresh new look, & hopefully, I will too!

I am so eager to spend this entire Easter season honoring the Lord Jesus Christ!  It will make Easter Sunday that much more precious, powerful, personal, & meaningful to my life!

Let the countdown begin!

Who's with me?!


  1. What a great idea!! Neat post! Let me know how I can pray for you!

  2. Thank you, Kari! You are a sweetheart! I will let ya know =)

  3. I'm in too sister! Gonna clean my life out too...spiritually and physically! Great Idea!

  4. Awesome Amy!! I'll be praying for you! Love you girl!

  5. yes, yes, yes! clean inside and out :) so glad you have joined the challenge. God is doing good things......

  6. New to your blog and I'm right there with you! Love your take on this and just think how close you'll be to Him during all of this and afterwards. And that seriously your handwriting :)

  7. Kelli--Welcome to my blog! And haha--yes that is my handwriting! God had shown me so very much through this 40 days challenge! I get so excited about how much He can do in my life if I just remain available to Him! Thank you for stopping by & leaving a comment!