Ever spent days getting ready for guests? You clean and clean, but there always seem to be more and more dirt. Things overlooked due to our over committed schedules get attention. Piles of things that needed to be put away or organize, are now a priority because someone’s coming. Increased time and energy is expended to make the house sparkle and shine. With laser focused eyes, you notice every little speck, and the whole place gets a deep cleaning. Everything gets put in its place-all neatly tucked away or displayed. What about you? How are you looking? Do you need a deep cleaning? Is there a blemish in your character that needs some attention? Are there piles and piles of issues that should have been put away, or better yet throw out? What thing have you buried so deep that needs the cleansing power of Christ ?
I remember for years mom would have us do a spring cleaning. We spent days getting into every nook and cranny of the house. Everything was completely washed. Walls scrubbed, mattresses aired out, nothing was off-limits. We clean the house from top to bottom. It was an annual ritual. We didn’t like doing it, or the amount of time it took, but in the end when all was completed there was contentment, and blessed peace. And it looked good.
Sometimes, we need to do a “deep cleaning” on our body temple. This physical space our spirits occupy belongs to God, and He expects us to keep it clean and in good condition for His work.
When was the last time you did a deep cleaning? If it hasn’t happened in a while, then I recommend you start today. Get into every crack and crevice. Wash your mind, body and spirit with the healing power of Christ’s living water. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind [2 Tim 1:7]. Use the power of God and begin cleaning your spiritual house today, and experience the blessed peace of Christ. You will look good inside and out. Romans 12:1-2