“But whoever lives in the Truth comes into the light,
so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done
has been done in the sight of God.”
Spring is in the air in my section of the country. Not to say that we won’t have a surprise flash of winter again before the “real” spring arrives, however, the fact it’s still technically winter isn’t stopping my urge to do some spring cleaning.
For me, spring cleaning isn’t just in my home- it’s in my heart and my soul. This means I have a HUGE task at hand…some people might understand the magnitude of what years of stuffing junk in the “attic” really means. I guess I could also say I have a lot of junk in my “trunk”, as well (haha, had to add that!) So, let the cleaning begin!
The most important part of my cleaning is asking for God to direct me, teach me and speak to me through the Holy Spirit. Without His divine guidance, I might as well check myself into the nearest mental institution, because I have no clue how to live (peacefully) on my own logic. From my experience of trying to call the shots, trying to live life without God is EXHAUSTING and very discouraging.
Here is some biblical motivation (I usually like short and sweet, however, this passage of scripture really hit the nail on the head):
“Therefore, get rid all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word that is planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at their face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it – not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it – they will be blessed in what they do.” -James 1:21-25 (NIV)
So, what does this scripture mean? To me, it means freedom. It means I need to live my life For God, not just go through the motions of acting like a “Christian”- go to church on Sunday (if I’m not too worn out from my long week) and maybe cry out a prayer here and there for God to have mercy on me when my own will has dragged me through the mud! This means living a life of Courageous Truth for all to see. Truth that sets us free from the compounding sin and then guilt that results from that sin.
I say, put the spotlight on my soul! See the reality, the pain, that God turns into Joy! And remember that a dream is just that…a dream. It’s time to live out God’s perfect and beautiful plan.
His will- not my own,