Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19
There are different levels of cleaning the home. There’s the kind of cleaning you do on a regular basis: wash the dishes, mop the floors, do the laundry, and makes the beds. Maybe rewash the laundry that sat in the machine overnight. Then there’s the quick cleaning you do for unexpected company: shoving toys into closets, light a candle, and close all the bedroom doors!
During certain times of year, however, cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. There’s no specific date on the calendar for this chore – you just wake up one morning and you know it’s spring cleaning time. It’s time to begin to deal with all those tasks that you’ve been ignoring (or just unable to do) over the winter months.
During this deep cleaning, ceiling fans are finally dusted, curtains are taken down and laundered, carpets cleaned and the windows are opened to allow the breeze to blow through the house. Closets get reorganized and furniture gets re-arranged. Long-neglected tasks are completed and the entire home seems fresh and new.
When it comes to our spiritual lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day kind of cleaning. We do just what is necessary for the immediate maintenance of our faith. If we aren’t careful we might let some tasks go undone. Dust bunnies begin to accumulate. Before we know it, we need spiritual spring cleaning.
We must seek the Lord and ask Him to reveal any sin that may be making itself at home in our hearts. When it’s revealed, we can repent and turn from it. Then God is able to make our spirits fresh and new again. Open the doors to your heart and let God’s refreshing breeze blow in.