πŸ’  THE NEAT FREAK πŸ’ 

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, a neat freak is someone who always wants everything to be very orderly and clean.

Before we continue on this. I want to share a bit about myself. 😊

I am of the mantras – “arrange your things”, “leave the place clean” and “a place for a thing. πŸ˜€

So when it comes to keeping it neat and tidy, I engage these three mantras. And on some days I just breathe through it when I can’t go through the hassle of cleaning up, in case I see a place that should be arranged, scattered. But largely, I am that kind of person that no matter how stressed up I am, if the room I will be sleeping in is scattered and so not in shape, I still engage in cleaning it up before settling in. My room my delight yeah. πŸ˜€

Back to our theme. On a particular afternoon, I was about leaving the first flat to the second when I saw a water spill on the sitting room floor, so I went back, cleaned it up, and placed the stool in the right place. It was during this process of engaging in this, that these words came to mind – “Neat freak”.

I will be focusing on the positive side of these words and that is “a person that ensures things are orderly and clean” (paraphrased). Emphasis on the “clean”.

And this verse came to mind in the process of reflecting on it.

The verse:

Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

Romans 12:1 (AMP)

And the neat freak (the positive side to it) reminds me of our Christian living. Just as I took the initiative to go back to clean the water spill and then placed the stool rightly, we also should be concerned about what goes on, in our lives.

Your thoughts - Guard your mind - Your way

Some quick questions for us to ponder on. How are your thoughts like?. How is our decision making so far?. Have we chosen the way that seems just okay and doesn’t define you to be a Child of God but rather a Christian by tag or title?.

I know that in our recent world ideology, we have so many words that include the word – “true” e.g. “True believer”; ” True Christian”; “True Love” etc. This is our current reality, and sadly it seems like it has come to stay.

We really need to focus on our way of living as well as our growth in Christ. Are we being deliberate or intentional as our anchor text admonishes us to present ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God?.

How intentional are you

Have we mixed up our priorities and hence left the house careless and untidy – as our hearts have become a dump of many ungodly thoughts. Our hands a channel of many filthiness and our lips, oh like a dagger cutting many souls into pieces, what about our eyes, dissecting and scanning through the clothing of men and lusting away. πŸ˜ͺ

May we choose the way of Christ. May we choose to tidy up our lives that God may be housed in us. πŸ™
He is still knocking on our doors – the door of our hearts. Will you let Him in?.

Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.

Revelation 3:20 (AMP)

Blessings to you and yours. ❀

It shall be a blessed and fruitful new week. 🌟

πŸ”³#HCCounsels#πŸ”³

56 Comments Add yours

  1. jesusluvsall says:

    I wish you could visit my place and help make sure every thing has a place πŸ™‚

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    1. Smiles. Big bro!.
      It would be nice to see your face πŸ’ƒ and yes, put you through on it too. πŸ˜‚
      Trust you are having a great day. 😊

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  2. doriskoki says:

    Wow…I love the analogy! And so much to ponder on from this piece. Thank you for sharing. Keep writing πŸ’›

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know you do, sis. πŸ€—
      Glad to. I will do. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Doris. ❀
      Do enjoy the rest of the day. 😊

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  3. Sandy says:

    Our way of living and our Spiritual growth must go hand in hand. Great post.
    I do like having everything neat. I am a neat freak about floors. I am always sweeping. God Bless! 😊

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    1. Yes ma’am. I totally agree with this.
      Smiles. Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Yay. High five to that. 😊
      Haha. Nice!. 😊
      Amen. And you too. ❀

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  4. Adeola says:

    Ahh, my heart better not be as messy as how my room can sometimes beπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί Thank you so much sis for this piece. There’s so much work to do.❀️❀️

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    1. Haha. It is well. πŸ˜€
      Don’t worry, you can take it a day at a time – for the room. πŸ˜‰
      You are welcome. Bless God. πŸ™Œ
      Yes sis. There is more to be done for me too. It’s a progressive walk. 😊
      Thank you for your comments. ❀

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      1. Adeola says:

        A day at a time. Thank you so much sis ❀️❀️

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  5. Victoriah Inspires says:

    Wonderful write up dear! Keep it coming

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    1. Smiles. Praise God. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you so much sis. 😊❀

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  6. Marie says:

    Wow, very thought provoking and really gives us something to think about. Great word. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Smiles. I am really glad to read your comment, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Praise God. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      You are welcome. Thank you so much. ❀

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  7. May we choose the way if Christ: love this my friend

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    1. Amen!. A resounding one to it. πŸ™
      Smiles. Glad to know you do. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much, ma’am. ❀

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  8. Dawn says:

    Happy new week sis! We do need to stay connected to Him so our hearts and lives can be nice and neat. ❀️

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    1. Thank you, big sis. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
      Yes! We need to. I agree. πŸ’―
      Do enjoy the rest of the day. ❀

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! Thank you! πŸ₯°

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  9. AnuRijo says:

    Yes..it’s not about how we dress up or what modern society we’re living in..at the end of the day, we choose Jesus Christ ..we choose the way of cross..
    Good one Herry πŸ€—

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    1. Smiles. Yes ma’am. He matters most and our relationship with Him is too. πŸ’―
      Thank you so much, ma’am. πŸ€—β€

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  10. Israel says:

    Nice write-up

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚
      Thank you so much, Israel. πŸ€—

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  11. Sheree says:

    I’m definitely a neat freak

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    1. Smiles. High five to us on this, ma’am. πŸ˜€βœ‹

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      1. Sheree says:

        😎 πŸ™Œ

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  12. Adetunji Adeleke says:

    Hmmm, thoughtful. The script is full of wisdom and a lot to ponder on.

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    1. Thanks, TJ. πŸ™ŒπŸ€—
      Glad to know this, and for your comments too, fam. 😊

      Like

  13. vgeorg says:

    Amazing post. Psalm 24:4 (NIV) “The one who has clean hands and a pure heart…”
    Glory to Lord! Blessings ❀️

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    1. Thank you so much, V. πŸ€—
      And for the referenced Bible verse too. ❀
      πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ. Amen and you too. 😊

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    1. πŸ™πŸ™Œβ€

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  14. Amen! “Create in me a CLEAN heart, O God.” πŸ™‚

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    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™
      And He surely will. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much for your comments, ma’am. ❀

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    2. Ruelha says:

      Ps 51, if I’m correct? Love this verse😍😍😍

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      1. Smiles. Me too. πŸ’―

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        1. Ruelha says:

          πŸ˜πŸŒΈπŸŒ»πŸŽ€πŸ˜

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  15. Beautiful post! I can resonate with this. Love the analogy. I believe God pays more attention to our hearts than our outward neatness. However, I’m also neat freak – cleanliness is next to Godliness.

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    1. Thank you so much, bro. Glad to know you do. πŸ€—
      Smiles. Yes!. πŸ’―
      Haha. Totally. 😁
      High five to that. βœ‹πŸ˜Š

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  16. Kami says:

    Beautiful writeup πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ I love the analogy.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kami. ❀
      Glad to know you do. 😊
      Blessings to you. πŸ€—

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  17. Kally says:

    I love how you always managed to write it such a way that it resounded with every one of us. Have a good day, Herry.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much, Kally. ❀
      Grateful to God for it all. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚
      Thank you. Do enjoy the rest of your day too. πŸ€—

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  18. Ena says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad to. I just checked it now. 😊
      Do have a great weekend, ma’am.

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      1. Ena says:

        Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend too!

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  19. Ruelha says:

    Beautiful postMercy…..I am the opposite of a neat freak but I have learned and improved a lot since the past12 years πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Ruelha. 😊
      Smiles. I totally understand. We all had that time we didn’t. 😁
      Do have a blessed day, sis. πŸ€—

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      1. Ruelha says:

        My time lasted too long….I psyched a lot of people with my messinessπŸ˜œπŸ™ƒπŸ˜…
        Thank you Mercy….you have a blessed day too.

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        1. Smiles. Haha. Trust they got by it, eventually. 😁
          You are welcome, sis. πŸ€—
          I will do. Thank you. ❀

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        2. Ruelha says:

          πŸ€£πŸ˜„πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰

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  20. I would rather do a little straightening up each day than clean up a huge mess once a year or so. I pray Romans 12:1 every morning, asking the Lord to make my body a clean vessel for His use. I give Him my mind, asking Him to cleanse it of the unholy, untrue, unimportant, and unnecessarily negative. And I ask Him to make my heart clean, replacing the sinful tendencies with His love, joy, peace, patience, … (etc.) I believe this daily “tidying up” does wonders for me, mainly because I see how my day goes if I don’t do it. :/

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    1. I love this!. I agree with you on this. πŸ™‚
      This is good. A clean heart I pray for too. πŸ™Œ
      Smiles. So true. It’s best to live each day with this mindset. πŸ’―
      I loved reading your comments. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ€—

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      1. Thank you! Blessings to you and yours, too. ❀

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  21. Jenny Furse says:

    Wow! I am a planner and a neat freak to the extreme, and I’ve never thought about having a “tidy” heart. What a beautiful analogy to help us prioritize the things that matter most. Thank you for sharing this, friend ❀

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    1. Smiles. Aww. 😊
      I’m not so much of a planner though. πŸ™ˆ

      Thank you for this, sis. πŸ€—
      You are welcome. ❀

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