For the last 3 days I have been clearing out all the junk we have excessively accumulated over the last couple of years. Wow! I thought I had done a pretty good job of de-junking the house every 3 months or so....but there is still so much that is going to freecycle and the trash.
As i have been cleaning out I have been thinking of how this resembles a spiritual cleansing. You know sometimes I junk up my life with things I don't need. Even good things and it gets in the way of me living my best life. I have trouble finding things when my life is junked up...things like time with God, in prayer, in worship, in praise, in stillness. So as I've been clearing out old bills, old clothes, old toys and old stuff I've been thinking about the things I need to clean out spiritually. Old guilt, old memories, old bitterness, old sin, old junk. I want the new...the new life, the new creature, the new mercies, the new body. Thankfully the old can be put away and a new woman can emerge. The cleaning out of my earthly house is never done, it's gonna be a constant "pick up your stuff" for the next few months as we try to sell our home. It's no different spiritually speaking. There is a constant battle in my heart to put on this "new" that I have in Christ. It's daily, constant, forever.
I don't know about you, but at the end of the day, when my house is clean, all is well with the world. And spiritually speaking, at the end of the day, when my heart is clean, all is well with my soul.