It’s springtime! We want to shake off the cold and inactivity of the last few months, get outside in the sun and get the fresh air in the house! Want some fresh-squeezed lemonade?
You know how everything might be picked up and tidy, but there’s little piles of paper or miscellaneous stuff in the corners? They just sit there and sit there and sit there. They are not urgent. They blend in with the decor. They become the norm. They TAKE OVER.
The amount of stuff that somehow makes it into our life is unfathomable. If we let it, it steals our time, our peace and our joy! As with every other area of our life, we must be intentional about how we approach “things” and ask why? This is a good documentary Brad and I watched and really enjoyed. As usual, it’s very good food for thought!
Once in a while I shake myself and tackle all the corners. It is so refreshing to go through the house and deal with stuff! Ahhhhh, peace, calm, rest.
These piles also exist in the corners of my soul. The Un-Dealt-With stuff. The attitudes that aren’t congruent with the fact that I’m a child of God. The Stinkin’ Thinkin’ that holds me back from doing the good works God has prepared for me. The fears that still shackle me even though Christ has paid for my complete and utter freedom. Well…
I’m doing a spring clean of the corners of my house and of my soul. I’ll get those non-essential plastic junky items purged, those out-of-season clothes put away and those attitudes and thoughts back under submission to the knowledge of Christ.
How do I clean the corners of my soul?
By reminding myself who God made me to be. I read the Epistles in the New Testament and I ask the Holy Spirit to guide and help me.
Ahhhhh, peace, calm, rest!
How about joining me? It’s always better to clean with a friend!