“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Tennessee and I haven’t quite gotten our “clocks” synchronized, or maybe I should say I haven’t quite synched with the weather schedule in Tennessee. Growing up in Northern Michigan spring came around July I think, just kidding, but it was at least April and down here it sort of feels like Spring now with greenish grass and temps in the 50’s, sometimes higher, sometimes lower, but the sun is shining. Yesterday I opened the windows in the house and let it all air out and we didn’t freeze to death! But the problem is, it is January and I am ready to do some serious Spring cleaning! What on earth?!
It is still a bit cold for real Spring cleaning, but I can get started going through the closets and see what hasn’t been used etc. and start getting rid of things. I can begin organizing and cleaning the inside things so the rest of it will be easier once it warms up!
Our spiritual walk needs the same kind of cleaning and organizing too at times. What closets do you need to go through and clean out? Are there things in your life that you have outgrown spiritually but you haven’t parted with it yet? Old habits, words that you say, books, movies, music maybe that you know are not honoring your walk with God, but you haven’t taken the initiative to get it out of your life? Now’s the time! Stop holding on to things that are holding you back! There may even be people in your life that are holding you back from all that you could be for God and God is trying to get you to put some distance or maybe even walk away from that situation but you have dragged your feet and they are still weighing you down. Maybe you know you need a counselor but you haven’t sought one out because you don’t feel like dealing with the issue at hand! Do it now! Maybe you have been struggling with secret sins in your life and you haven’t wanted to face those people around you who could help you get back on your feet. Do it now! Maybe God has spoken to your heart about spending more time in His word, but you just haven’t been able to find the time! Do it now! Clear that schedule of unnecessary things and set your time to read and pray, it is more important than anything else you could have to do!
Let’s get started today ladies and you men with our Spiritual Spring Cleaning! Don’t put it off any longer! Your walk with God is the best thing you can have going in your life, so take care of it! The best is yet to come!
“Decision is the spark that ignites action. Until a decision is made nothing happens.” Wilfred A. Peterson