Spring Cleaning

It’s the time of the year where the weather begins to warm….soon windows will be open and we let the outdoors in. Heat gets turned off and the air outside wafts in freshness and newness.

Along with that comes the spring clean. You know what that is, right? It’s the deep clean.  We have the weekly clean the bathrooms, change the sheets, wipe down counters, vacuum and dust. The deep clean is more like a room a day. Closets get organized, you clean all the cobwebs from corners, move couches, refrigerators, beds and clean in the places you can’t see. Windows get washed and blankets too. Pick your room or item! Beyond that there are basements and attics. One time, I was told, if you haven’t opened a box for over a year, it should go.

Maybe. Those memory boxes stay. Photographs too. Then there are cards and letters. Distractions….just like now. Once I open one of these, forget the cleaning. Let the reminiscing commence.

Today though, we are going to concentrate on cleaning. Instead of closets, shower stalls, and windows, we are going to brush off and look into ourselves. Like our homes, we like the out of sight out of mind mentality. Another way of putting it, avoidance.

What do you have tucked away and hidden that you never want anyone to see? What do you pull out or inadvertently comes out when you don’t want it?

What has piled up in your life that needs some elbow grease to come clean?

Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

It doesn’t matter if it’s an attitude, a belief system, unresolved hurt, or a giant you don’t want to face. It affects you, even if you think you’ve buried it so deep even you don’t know it’s there.

What flickers across your mind in that moment, sometimes is the very thing our precious Father God is trying to show you what He wants to touch.

3 John 2  Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Father, as we come before you today, humbly, knowing you know what’s best. You know every facet of who we are. Bless my friends today as they are honest before you. Hold them as only you can do.  Wash us Lord with Your Word.  Heal. Restore. Let your love that knows no limits be the love today that covers.  And today, thank you for the hug.


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