Do you like having company visit your house? I have often said I need to have house guests at least once a month to ensure I give the house a thorough cleaning. I have a friend coming for a visit this weekend and I haven’t seen her in a couple of years. Needless to say, I hit the ground running after the snow fall and have been cleaning ever since. I want her to find things in good condition and welcoming.
How many of us treat God like a guest who visits every now and then? We try and clean things up on Sunday mornings before we go to His church for our weekly visit; however, we seem to forget church isn’t where He dwells. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior our body becomes His house and He dwells there seven days a week, fifty two weeks a year [1 Corinthians 6:19].
Your family lives in your house every day. They don’t come to visit and then leave (unless they are grown and sometimes not even then). They dwell with you daily. You have to learn to clean while they’re there and sometimes you involve them in the cleaning (whether they sign up to help or just get volunteered).
There are parts of our body we may be able to work on and get into shape by diet and exercise, but the deep cleaning, the stains that are hard to remove, require help. The Lord desires to help us with our house work if we will ask Him. He has a stain remover that works every time [Psalm 51:7]. All we have to do is call to Him and He will answer us [Jeremiah 33:3]. He will come along beside us and create a clean heart for us [Psalm 51:10].
Why don’t you hit your knees and do some real deep cleaning today. The Lord is better than the Maids of Honor and He is a lot cheaper.