Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Look Inside: Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is an activity that usually requires great effort on the part of the one who wants to see results. You can't expect a room to clean itself. YOU have to do the grunt work, right? It's the same way with our spiritual life. We can say we want to draw closer to the Lord, but are we willing to do some spiritual "spring cleaning" of our own in order for that to become reality? Someone once said, "You can have as much of God as you want". In other words, it's up to us to do the seeking and searching. In Jeremiah 29:13 it says, "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." You can't go half-heartedly into a room, move a few things around, rearrange some drawers, and stuff some junk under the bed, and wipe a rag over the furniture and say you did a deep spring cleaning. No, you might have made things look a bit better on the surface, but you didn't do a deep cleaning. THAT is the kind of cleaning that has lasting results. In order to see LASTING results in our spiritual walk with Christ, we must dig deep into His Word; and allow Him to dig deep into our lives removing whatever He sees fit to remove.

Part of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that is taking up space in your home that could otherwise be used for other purposes. In our walk with Christ, we have to get rid of some things that are cluttering up our time with Him if we want a fulfilling relationship with Jesus. Take a few moments today to get quiet before the Lord and allow Him to show you the clutter in your life that He wants you to remove. Allow Him to do a deep cleaning of your life and to get rid of anything that would hinder your walk with Him. Do your part to follow through with what He's asked you to do; then, you will have room in your heart and life for Him to fill you with good things.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8

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