May 30
Spring cleaning
Pastor Mark Jeske

If you live in a part of our country where there is winter—I mean real winter, with snow and ice and subzero temps—one of the sweet rituals of spring is the sheer pleasure of opening the windows of your house. It is so wonderful to let the fresh air in and the stale air out. We drag the rugs outside and shake and beat five months of dust out into the free air. Carpets get shampooed and floors scrubbed. Everything smells fresh!

Our God understands that our spiritual progress is uneven. Sometimes Satan has us in his grip and we stall, making excuses for our compromises and halfhearted efforts. But sometimes the Word stirs us to action, real action. Spring is a great time not only to clean your house but to clean your life: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:30-32).

Stop your life right here and now—you know what needs to change! What do you need to stop doing? What do you need to start doing? It’s time to take out the trash. It’s spring cleaning day in your soul.

Where do you start today?


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