Thursday, November 3, 2011

Deep Cleaning

For some peculiar reason, today I am deep cleaning my house.  I usually do this about twice a year, and I don’t know what’s gotten into me. While I was sweeping out the dust from underneath the stove, and scrubbing down the kitchen I had a thought.  So gladly I take this tiny break (hoping to not lose the momentum I have) to share that thought with you.

Gross! This is in-between my oven and the cabinet!
How often do we take the time to clean out the crevasses of our lives?  The hard to reach places that you know need to be dealt with, but instead you choose to ignore only hoping that someone else will deal with it instead?  Or maybe it would just magically appear clean over time?  Well unfortunately life doesn’t work that way.  The dirty, dark, neglected corners of our souls will not get cleaned up unless we face those places head on. 

That might mean that we need to get a little uncomfortable and take a little extra time reaching that area, but once that dirty little crevasse is cleaned…ahh, what a relief! It is not able to remind you of the dirt and the filth any more that was left to pile up every day.  Freedom.

Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD. (NIV)

It’s when we examine those corners and clean them out, get back to living our lives shining for the Lord, we will find peace.

When was the last time you examined the crevasses in your life?  Are there areas that you’ve been neglecting?  Ask God to show you those places today, don’t let the dirt keep piling up.


  1. Hi Raven-Haired Girl! Oh, my goodness! That picture! How easy it is for us to forget to clean the places we cannot see. I definately have the tendancy to get into a routine of "minimum maintenance", neglecting the deep-cleaning. Just this past week, I realized there was an area in my spiritual life that I haven't been "cleaning" like I this post is very timely for me.

  2. I am so glad this spoke to you.....this verse speaks to me too. I think it should be a daily thing to examine or "clean up" the areas of our life.

    Thanks for your encouraging comments!