Creating Space is a 31 day Declutter of the Home, Mind, Body, Spirit and Soul Challenge!
You wouldn’t be here right now if you were not interested in creating space for God to do some NEW THINGS! God is about to do something new and you don’t want to miss it as Isaiah says!
Would you join us in a vital Creating Space Challenge, each day of August we will be sharing the declutter challenge of the day. If you would like to join us on social media platforms, we will be choosing one winner who creates space with us. Simply tag a minimum of 3 friends a day using all 4 tags #yogafaithcreatespace #declutter #yogafaith #createspace. [that’s it!]
On September we will announce the winner. The winner can choose their prize!
- Lead Like Jesus full training [required for Ambassadorship]
- $100 towards our Online training or an immersion of their choice!
- Any tank
- 4) Signed and numbered Stretching Your Faith Limited Edition Hardback Cover of Stretching Your Faith (only 20 left!).
Each day we will have the day’s challenge or area. Feel free to share our post or your own.
Choose one bookshelf today, there will be opportunities for other shelves later, but today choose one. Clear the shelves and put back only the items you need and use. Sprinkle decorative items here and there that have meaning to you.
Find time today to “dump” all your negative feelings, emotions, offenses, anger, malice, slander, jealousy, scars and wounds on a piece of paper-ALL of them!
Then burn it. Watch the smoke rise toward Heaven as an offering of complete surrender in exchange for His light and easy yoke.
God’s mercies are new every morning, and His faithfulness is great. By making space beside our bed we wake with a cleared mind and His message awaits us as we rise. At night we rest our soul in God alone. Replace clutter with His Word
Sometimes we feel like we carry the weight of the world around with us- literally and figuratively. Take some time today to clear out the clutter from your purse or wallet. Carry only what you need
Psalm 81:6 Now I will take the load from your shoulders;
I will free your hands from their heavy task.
Gather the troops in your household, everyone declutters their shoes today!
Then take a walk or run together and clear you mind of any chaos.
Today choose your largest dresser, as in the most drawers.
Drawer by drawer, make your way through items you no longer need or wear. Invite your household members to do the same to
lighten your house in double the time!
Clear any and all food that no longer serves you or your family’s health and longevity. The bible makes it clear that our days should be long and prosperous. Bad foods do not align with the Word of God. Keep whole foods and make each meal colorful. Shoot for the rainbow! Cheers to a healthier future!
In the warmth of today, we prepare for the colder months ahead by making space in our coat closet. We save coats for a “rainy” day but too often leave them buried in the back of the closet unused. Set the intention to make some room, keeping only what you need and sharing the rest. Donate your old coats to a church, mission or cold weather shelter
Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God
The trunk of you car….sports gear, chairs, shopping bags, yoga mats. We are weighed down with having everything we need and then some “JUST IN CASE”! Unload the load. You will save money on fuel mileage and have room to donate the coats and the other items cleared from the dresser! “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). When God has lightened your burdens, He asks you to do the same for others
Choose one half of the room or bottom/top cabinets, you will have another opportunity for the other side/half. We have beautiful & thriving Fridge & Freezers, now it’s time for the rest. Rid your family of things that no longer serve you well. The bible says long & prosperous days, not the scraped up pan in your food to shorten our days! Hate your mix match mugs? Melted spatulas? The items way in the back/way up top that you never use? Toss or bless others that
could be using them!
Choose the other half/side of kitchen to declutter. We have beautiful & thriving Fridge & Freezers, now it’s time for the rest. Rid your family of things that no longer serve you well. The bible says long & prosperous days, not the scraped up pan in your food to shorten our days! Hate your mix match mugs? Melted spatulas? The items way in the back/way up top that you never use? Toss or bless others that
could be using them!
Today we remove the unessential items from the desktop. When our “to-do” list weighs us down, we put off time with God until later. Today throw away the lists that are long gone, papers that call for us to do busi-ness and instead make room for Him. While you clear the clutter- find your favorite scripture and add a post it note as a reminder Less junk=More HIM
I Corinthians 9:8 NIV And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Clear out the old makeup, lotion and cleansers that may not have held true to the promise on the package. There is only one place for us to soften the worry lines, to erase the signs of aging…..that is in the word of God.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven- Matthew 5:16
Just as we accumulate possessions and clutter in the home, it can be that way with our emotions to. No matter how hard we try, we pick up bits of clutter along the way. Today we let go of fear! The fear of not having enough or being enough. Spend some time today in your journal- write down each fear as if you have already overcome them! I AM FEARLESS- Psalm 34:4 ESV I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears
It’s been amazing to see all that you guys are going! At the close of week 2 we have some leaders of the giveaway! Continue to use the 4 #’s and tag a 3 buds to win!
Linen & Laundry Spaces;
These two areas can become junk areas that catch all. The best way to clear the linen closet or space is to remove everything, then place only the items you use and need, keep nothing else. Make it appealing with fun containers or baskets. Sort sizes so you quit wasting time having to search for sheets that match. Repeat in the laundry room/space.
Finish your spaces with a spritz of essential oil mixed with water, keep on hand, anything citrus is recommended. #createspace #yogafaith#yogafaithcreatespace #declutter
Ps; To freshen the linens you place in the closet, use a damp washcloth and spray a mixture of your favorite scent or essential oil on it and toss it in the dryer with the linens. A few drops in the washer with soap is great too !
Day 16 – Coffee mugs seem to accumulate from gifts, vacations, past dish sets or random ones that caught our eye once upon a time. We reach for the same one or two and the others take residence in the back of the cabinet. Morning is such a sacred time to pray and prepare for our day ahead- Make sure the cup you hold brings you JOY as you start your day with an everlasting preoccupation with God
REMEMBER to win- Use the same four #’s and tag three friends to win #createspace #declutter #yogafaithcreatespace #declutter
Please tell me everyone has one- the “junk” drawer that accumulates EVERYTHING. Sort through this drawer and find the little things that were important enough to save but didn’t have a place. If we still have a use for it, find a home for it! If not , than we let it go. And let us not forget- Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings profit…..
Don’t forget your 4 #’s and tag 3 friends! Who wins the prize #yogafaith#createspace #yogafaithcreatespace #declutter
Today we visit the medicine cabinet. Safely get rid of what has expired and medicine you are no longer using. Don’t let old prescriptions be a reminder of the ailments in life. Restock band-aids and your first aide kit. Keep the essentials and remove the unneeded.
And maybe add this Bible bandage in the medicine cabinet– Ezekiel 34:16 I will search for the lost, bring back those that strayed away, put bandages on those that were hurt, and make the weak strong.
Share with 4 #’s and Tag 3 friends
Toss, organize, rearrange the spice cabinet. Check the expiration dates and look for duplicates! When you make a family meal you will be inspired to spice it up when you can find what you are looking for! We stay reminded of Colossians 4:6- Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone
You have worked hard – Today is a day of rest. Erase the “to-do” list! Enjoy some quality time with your family, spouse, a dear friend or four legged fur friend! Quality time- NO short cuts- NO substitute! Pray and Play together!
1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
TAG at least 3 friends but maybe more and use the 4 #’s
If you are sentimental this may be a task that you have been procrastinating on. If half is too much, create bite size pieces of the garage-like one corner. Things that you have been packing around for years from garage to garage or perhaps paying good money for storage to keep things you never look at and simply take up space, we know-it’s difficult to part with things sometimes. As you create space in your garage, simply ask the question, “Why am I holding on to this?” It may be time to let go of the actual thing. You can take a photo of it, keep that, and of course the memories in your heart from the item or the person who gave it to you.
If you are sentimental this may be a task that you have been procrastinating on. If half is too much, create bite size pieces of the garage-like one corner. Things that you have been packing around for years from garage to garage or perhaps paying good money for storage to keep things you never look at and simply take up space, we know-it’s difficult to part with things sometimes. As you create space in your garage, simply ask the question, “Why am I holding on to this?” It may be time to let go of the actual thing.
You can take a photo of it, keep that, and of course the memories in your heart from the item or the person who gave it to you.
The computer is just like your junk drawer, it seems to just collect things you do not need. Go through as much of your computer as time allows, perhaps give yourself an allocated time, 2 hours? 3 hours? Go through files, photos, programs folders and even cookies. Delete things that are just taking up space. Creating space always saves time in the long run. Don’t just fill your created spaces back up with items, simply breathe. Download fresh air. The next time you need something it will only take a second to find.
Grab that chain of keys that have opened and closed so many doors or started and shut off your engine. Do you know what they open? Do you know what they lock? Take some time to find the ones that still have use and remove the ones that don’t. When you get to a door that needs unlocked it will be much easier to find the key that holds the power. If you have old keys that you are hanging onto for sentimental reasons- re-purpose them! Maybe add some gems and turn them into a necklace or pin. Add the key to the frame of a picture of that home or car that holds memories.
As the weekend approaches, find a place to retreat. Take some time today to find a “retreat” spot in your home- it could be in your bedroom, backyard or a quiet corner. Clear away the clutter and banish distractions. Add a candle, a painting, green plants and a comfy place to settle in. And then….retreat. Take a nap, listen to calming music, read your Bible and revel in your haven. Allow yourself to rest deeply for a moment, for an hour, for an afternoon. -Psalm 107 : 29-30 He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
Do you have a jumble of jewelry? Untangling your necklaces and bracelets or hunting for that matching earring can be tedious and tiresome. Use artful hanging jewelry stands and beautiful boxes to organize your special sparklers. Separating expensive and cheap pieces as well as silver and gold items will further cut down on the clutter. Maybe even find a few favorites and adorn yourself with them as you step out on the town this evening!
Things can get extremely disheveled under the kitchen or bathroom sink, where you keep most of your cleaning supplies and perhaps some gadgets. Even though this muddle may not be visible on the outside, it’s really annoying when you can’t find what you’re looking for. So say goodbye to all the mess -Maybe grab a tote and put your essential cleaners and supplies in the tote to have everything you need within reach. Toss the old harsh cleaners and replace them with a more natural product. When you clean a room- keep FIVE in mind. Toss or donate at least 5 items in each room you clean!
Most flat surfaces in our home can be 95% clear, but to be functional, they will still have a couple of items on them. Having only one or two items on any flat surfaces gives immediate order and focus to what the purpose is of that area of the home. Maybe the kitchen counter or bathroom vanity (maybe both) can accumulate random items. Take some time today to remove any items that you do not use daily and clear that clutter!
UH OH! Here’s a rough one, but oh, so necessary. If people are draining your energy, it may be time to cut the strings (or loosen). This could mean family, friends (including social media friends) in your life who eat up your emotional energy. Clutter is not just “stuff”. It’s old ideas, toxic relationships, and bad habits,. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self. Pray for discernment and pray for them.
All of those games that may have accumulated on the top shelf of a closet; dig in and make sure all the pieces are there (toss the ones that aren’t complete) . THEN pick one, sit down, put the phones away, and play the game with family or friends. One of the side effect of playing board games is laughing. Sharing laughter and fun can promote empathy, compassion and trust with others
We have let go of so many things this month- take some time of gratitude! Today we let go of the weight of sin and burden!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.