Helping Yourself


“I wish you would lend me your pen, Sarah. I can never find my own.”

“Why is it, Mary, you can never find it?”

“How can I tell? But if you will not lend me yours, I can borrow one elsewhere.”

“I am willing to lend mine to you, Mary. But I would very much like to know why you come to me to borrow so often.”

“Because you never lose any of your things, and always know where to find them.”

“And why do I always know where to find my things?”

“I do not know why, I am sure.  If I did know, I might sometimes find my own.”

“I will tell you the secret. I have a place for everything, and I put everything in its place when I have done using it.”

“O Sarah! who wants to run and put things away as soon as they have used it, as if our life depended upon it?”

“Our life does not depend upon it, but our comfort does, surely. How much more time will it take to put a thing in its place, than to hunt for it or have to borrow when you want to use it?”

“Well, Sarah, I will never borrow of you again, you may depend upon it.”

“You are not offended with me, I hope.”

“No, but I am ashamed. Before night, I will have a place for everything, and then I will keep everything in its place. You have taught me a lesson that I shall remember.”

Did you know that keeping things neat, clean and tidy is good for your health? Yes it is! Mentally, physically and spiritually!  It also helps you to be more efficient at whatever you do. And with a well-ordered mind, you even get smarter.

Have you noticed these days that people seem to take pride in how sloppy they are or how messy their rooms are? People that try to have a well-ordered life and use their time and effort wisely are called geeks and nerds and laughed at. Well this is because Satan is working hard in these last days to get people to love what will destroy them and hate everything that is heavenly and good.

Heaven is a place of order and neatness. Everything is neat and proper up there. The angels love to be neat and orderly and if you don’t know how to be this way, just ask Jesus and He will have the angels help you to know how to do it.

I don’t mean that angels will tidy your room for you; that would not help you to learn. They will impress your mind with how to do the job. And when you live a life of order and your rooms, desks, work and play areas are neat, you will soon come to realize that the devil is a liar and being sloppy and messy is NOT the way to be happy and have real pleasure in life! =^..^=