The great preacher, John Wesley, once commented in a sermon, “Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness”. As I look around my house, I am glad that I can be sure Mr. Wesley won’t be stopping by today. The truth is, whether we’re talking about our spiritual lives or our earthly lives, it is easy to get used to coasting along. We fill our days with superficial things, all the while becoming blind to the mounting rubbish that we’re accumulating. If we can just keep the dirt out of focus, we can put off dealing with it for another day.
Today I challenge you to look closely; first at your daily spiritual habits (have you let your Bible reading slide or neglected praying?) and then at the place you call home. Although the former has eternal value, the later should not be lost in the shuffle of life here on earth. I am meeting the second part of this challenge by starting an in-depth cleaning of my home. Beginning this week, I will be looking into every corner for intruders that shouldn’t be here – from the cobwebs along the ceiling to the crumbs at the back of my drawers. My plan is to give each week a new focus room and have a rejuvenated home by the end of October.
Join me today as I haul out my dusters and buckets. I am concentrating this week on my kitchen. To keep me on task, I’ve developed a checklist. I will be including it, in case you’d like to freshen your life too. I realize that each home is different, so you will have to adjust this list for your own situation.
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P.S. One way to make cleaning fun is to make “new” discoveries. One saying of mine that my children could probably quote is “you never know what you’ll find when you clean”. I cheated and started cleaning my kitchen yesterday and already have made a “find”. I’ll post it next week and would encourage you to discover forgotten things as you clean this week. We can share our discoveries and laugh over them!