I made the terrible mistake of moving something in my living room yesterday. What I uncovered was the biggest Dust Bunny I’d ever seen. Fortunately, it didn’t attack. (They can be vicious!)
As Spring FINALLY arrives it brings with it a peculiar light. This light suddenly shows me that my house isn’t a clean as I thought and it’s time for some much-needed Spring Cleaning!
It’s also a good time to let the Light of the World shine into the many rooms of my heart and show me what He needs to organize, unclutter, and clean up.
Unclutter Your Life: From time to time, it’s a good idea to throw away things that are cluttering our lives. Sometimes these are things that distract us from spending more time with Jesus. It’s easy to spend too much time working, watching TV, shopping, exercising, and engaged in a hobby. And suddenly we find ourselves without any time for God. De-Clutter! Spring is a great time to get back to your Daily Devotional Time with God. You’ll be much refreshed and renewed!
Dust: Maybe it’s time to wipe away some things in your past that are holding you back emotionally and spiritually. Past hurts and failures can build upon our hearts and minds, keeping us from living free from the “Spiritual Allergies” that come with this dusty residue. Ask God to cleanse you of your hurts, your broken dreams, and past missteps. He’ll wipe it all away leaving you with a shiny new start!
Polish: We can also make our relationships shine by forgiving and serving others as God leads us. Take time to pray and ask God to give you forgiveness for that person who has hurt you. And there are all kinds of creative ways to serve people around us. Look around at the people God has placed in your life and ask Him what you can do for them. By cleaning up our relationships, our lives blossom!
Happy Spring, Everyone! (And beware those Dust Bunnies!)
– Pastor Dale