One of the great blessings of seasons is change, and after a cold, damp, dark winter, spring is a welcome change.
Unfortunately, as the weather begins to change and the sun begins to shine, it sparkles through my windows that are less than clean. I’m reminded that I need to do some spring cleaning.
I heard a recent poll that said 58% of women spring clean which includes window washing, cleaning blinds, cleaning the refrigerator, microwave, walls and baseboards, etc.
Something about spring makes us want to clean out; we want the freshness of the outside to be felt on the inside of our home.
As I was thinking about doing some spring cleaning on my home I began to think of my heart. Psalm 51:10 came to my mind. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
I sometimes need God to do some spring cleaning in me. Is my heart pure? Are there any sins I need to confess before the Lord? Any unwanted bitterness or anger?
I searched for other scriptures to use during my quiet time with the Lord and these are a few that I found.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139:23
Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind. Psalm 26:2
My prayer this spring is that as I clean my home that I will allow God to clean my heart. I want my heart to be pleasing to Him!
What about you? Are you doing any spring cleaning this year? What about your heart; any spiritual cleaning?
Blessings to each of you,