Well I conquered the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and loads of laundry... It wasn't necessarily easy or fun, but I feel much better, and being in the house is more enjoyable!
Have you ever experienced this??
I love when God uses everyday experiences (like cleaning) to remind me of greater truths. Here is what He reminded me of today...
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 1 Corinthian 6:19-20
our bodies are the temples ( or house ) of the Holy Spirit.
I wonder how the Holy Spirit feels about a messy house?
Our sin is like dirty dishes, laundry, and messy floors. We can ignore it, add to it, and make excuses for it...but it never goes away on its own.
In fact, the longer we leave it, the more we add to it, and the ickier it becomes.
It is not easy or fun to get rid of, but it is always worth it.
And just like a house...we continually have to be cleansed.
The difference between cleaning a house and cleaning our hearts is this:
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." ~1 John 1:9
We can not clean/purify ourselves. We must do the work of recognizing, confessing, and surrendering...but God is the one who will purify us!
I'm so thankful that God loves us in our messes, but loves us too much to leave us there.