Have you noticed the greenish yellow coat on your car lately? If you haven’t, then surely your sinuses have alerted you to the fact spring has sprung. I don’t remember if the groundhog saw his shadow or not in February, but I do know spring is upon us. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and people are out walking and working in their yards. The seasons have changed.
How about in your life? Do things seem dark and dreary? Are you ready for a change? Thankfully, the only thing other than God that is consistent is change. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” We serve a god of order. No matter how chaotic your life situation is now, God can and will put things in order if you allow Him. He has a plan for you [Jeremiah 29:11, John 10:10]. The good news is the plans of God cannot be thwarted by anyone, ever [Job 42:2].
Along with the change of seasons, comes a deep cleaning. When people talk about doing their spring cleaning, they generally mean they’re putting forth the extra effort to move furniture around to get to the hard to reach places where dirt likes to hide. It takes time and effort, but the end result isn’t just a beautifully looking house, but one that has a welcoming fragrance as well. As we allow the Lord to order our lives, He does His own version of spring cleaning [Psalm 51:10]. When He’s finished with the cleansing process, we’re not just a spruced up version of the old, we’re brand new and carry the fragrance of life [2 Corinthians 5:17, 2 Corinthians 2:16].
Like it or not, spring is upon us. Are you up for a little spring cleaning? While you concentrate on the outside, allow the Lord to do the deep cleaning on the inside. The end result will be stunning!