Sunday evening message was on cleaning your ‘heart house’.
Sometimes we overlook dusty corners.
Sometimes we forget to pick up all the trash.
Sometimes we get lazy and think ‘I’ll get around to it later.’
In 2 Chronicles 29:5, 18
King Hezekiah said,
“Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves,
and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers,
and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.”
Then they (the priests) went in to Hezekiah the king, and said,
We have cleansed all the house of the Lord,
and the altar of burnt offering,
with all the vessels thereof,
and the shewbread table,
with all the vessels thereof.
A cleaning had to be done before
the people could worship God acceptably.
A Devotional by Stacey Edwards
“There are different levels of cleaning the home. There’s the kind of cleaning you do on a regular basis: wash the dishes, do the laundry, make the beds, reewash the laundry that sat in the machine over night. Then there’s the quick cleaning you do for unexpected company. (This is when you shove toys into closets, light a candle, and close all the bedroom doors!)
During a certain time of year, however, cleaning takes on a whole new meaning. There’s no specific date on the calendar for this chore, you just wake up one morning and you it’s spring cleaning time. It’s time to begin to deal with all those tasks that you’ve been ignoring for too long.
During this deep cleaning, ceiling fans are finally dusted, curtains are taken down and washed, the windows are opened to allow the breeze to blow through your home. Closets get reorganized and furniture gets rearranged. Long neglected tasks are completed, and the entire home seems fresh and new.
When it comes to our spiritual lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day kind of cleaning. We do just what is necessary for the immediate maintenance of our faith. If we aren’t careful, however, we let some tasks go undone. Dust bunnines begin to accumulate. We need a spiritual spring cleaning.”
Today we need to be willing to ask God to search our hearts
Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting..