A lot of people are doing spring cleaning right now. Perhaps you finally moved the couch to clean out the dust bunnies, or finally got the old cheese smell out of your son’s room, but no matter what, when you go through and clean out all of that garbage and throw things away, it makes you feel good. Being clean is a very important part of being healthy. If you eat off of a dirty plate, chances are, you won’t stay a healthy person for a very long time.
It’s the same way with our souls. Our Souls need to be healthy too. Unlike our physical bodies though, Spinach and Brussel Sprouts won’t do the soul any good. Our Souls need God’s Word and a solid prayer life to keep it healthy.
On top of this, we need to keep our souls clean too. While soap and shampoo are a great start for our bodies, a good self examination is better for our souls. Some things that clutter our souls are lies, hatred, and bad habits. If these things crowd our souls for too long, our souls can get sick and unhealthy. Sometimes we need to stop and take a good look at ourselves to see if there is some Spring Cleaning that needs to be done.
What about you? Do you have some spring cleaning to do? Maybe there is an old lie eating at you that you need to ask God’s forgiveness for, or maybe there is someone that you are impatient with that you need to ask God for help being patient with. Whatever it may be, while you’re cleaning out that old smell from your son’s room, remember that our sin is just as repulsive to God.
And, don’t forget to look under the couch for dust bunnies of hatred!