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Spring Cleaning

God cleans out the dusty closets of our souls.  Day to day, we feel the weightiness that troubles and burdens can cause in our bodies through exhaustion, sickness and disease. We try to take care of ourselves in the ways we know how through exercise and eating right or having that extra cup of coffee in mid-afternoon.  But there is a deeper place in us that is in need of continual healing.  God yearns to reach down deep in us, in the basement of our souls and clean out the things that don’t belong there.

Our job is to survey our minds and our hearts to see what lurks in the dark of our thoughts and emotions that hurts us, causes us anxiety and fear, that makes us feel like a failure or not enough and just acknowledge it.  We must feel it and know it is there or in other words, put a light to it.  Ask God to show us those places.  And then He will do the rest.  Once His light shines bright in the dirty, dingy closets in the basements of our souls, He will clean it out for us when we hand it all over to Him. It can be in an instant.  And it can be a continual journey.

But He will never leave the Spring cleaning just to us. Our God is a good God and he yearns to purify our hearts, to clean our spiritual houses so there is new space for Him to dwell in us.

(1 John 1:9, Isaiah 1:18, Psalm 103:12)


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