Renewed & Refreshed
Have you ever had an old couch or any piece of furniture that you have gained a new appreciation for? Adding some new pillows to a couch or refinishing a table can make a room feel new. You suddenly gain appreciation for something that you may have once wanted to get rid of. During this month of spiritual cleaning, we pray you have gained a new appreciation for some things that you may have allowed to collect dirt on the inside of you.
We should be feeling brand new or almost after our spiritual spring cleaning session. We should be glowing from the inside out. When you start cleaning and rearranging things, it gives you a great feeling and a new bounce in your step. You start to realize that God still has a plan for your life. He still has the power to breath on those dreams or that situation that you may have let get dirty or rot away. God can always do a new thing, you just have to do you part (faith without works is dead). When you get rid of old thinking, habitual bad patterns and do some forgiving, you will start to feel/ look different. That feeling you get when you sit down in a clean room in your house and just take in the freshness. You will get that same feeling when you start to do the work within yourself. Your realize, I am the head and not the tail, God loves me and is working all this stuff out for my good and His glory. So we have to do the work! Our legacies are depending on us.
So, if you have not started your spring cleaning yet, we encourage you to start. If you have kudos to you. If you need help with the clean up we encourage you to reach out for help. We all need an extra hand at times, when the dirt gets just a little to thick.
Make a plan for after the clean up!
*What will you do to maintain your new found appreciation for yourself?
*What can you do monthly or quarterly just for yourself?
Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.