December 03, 2006

Sometimes The Most Spiritual Thing You Can Do....

Is simply clean the house. I don't know if anyone else is like this but for me, the condition of my house is highly reflective of my spiritual life. When I'm in the Word, praying daily, really meditating on where God has me right now, I find that my house is a whole lot cleaner. Whoever said "Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness" knew what they were talking about.

Conversely, whenever I've been lax and let trash pile up in my soul, my house tends to look the same way. So with that said, my wife and I (mainly my wife to start out with) cleaned house yesterday. We picked everything up, donated extra toys, vacuumed, dusted, cleaned off all the tables and counters. I don't know if its the instant gratification of it all or if its just the fact that as I'm doing it, I'm praying that God will help me pick the spiritual trash out of my own life, but it just feels good to sit down in a nice clean house.

I hope I don't ever forget this.

You'll also notice by the dates of my posts when I let things spiritually begin to pile up so to speak. I really apologize for the month long absence. I doubt many noticed since I have no idea how many read the blog on a regular basis. My prayer today and moving forward is:

Lord, give me the diligence and the discipline to pick up my house daily!