I love my parent's place. It's a total mess and I probably could connect clutter with peace if I let myself. Mom and my sister are occupied with VBS so my dad and I are hanging out at the house during the day working and occasionally talking. It's a contented quiet.
|Kate snuggles with Grandpa|
Paul said in Ephesians 5:
"17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. 18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
We've had plenty of people on my mom's side that have had issues with alcoholism or drug addiction. It's never appealed to any of us. We still struggle with normal addictions like food and "stuff", but even those are gradually fading, generation by generation. When He gets that big a part of your life, He makes all other idols look like chopped liver. It doesn't happen overnight, but it does happen.