we just put a bunch of kid stuff in a garage sale...it was so nice to get old strollers and highchairs out of my house. while it was a little sad to see those reminders of my kids' infancy leave...it is refreshing to have some open space.
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child,
I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.
But when I grew up,
I put away childish things.
as we grow in our walk with Jesus...we put the old things away...but i suggest we don't just store them in our closet...or put them in the attic. i suggest we have a garage sale and get them out of our house!
you see...if we keep those childish things around...it is sometimes tempting to regress. and regressing can be really dangerous. we have grown out of un-Christlike gossip...even the 'prayer request' kind. we have grown out of pettiness...even the kind of pettiness that leads us to 'encourage someone to better themselves'. we have grown out of malice and cattiness. some of those things are like shoes. put on shoes that are too small and they will make you uncomfortable. other things are like car seats. buckle yourself into a car seat that is too small and you could get seriously hurt.
as we get those things out of our house...there more open space for us to play...and less junk creating hidey-holes for the spiders and bats that the enemy sends our way...(more on that later).