Oh boy do my kitchen cabinets and refrigerator
need cleaning out! And my bedroom closet - what a state it is in, again! It wasn’t long ago that I cleaned it out, but apparently, I failed to maintain it.
In spite of my good intentions, there is always something else in need of my attention. So I quickly tuck things away, thinking I will restore order on another day.
Generally, I manage to keep the rest of our house tidy. Just don’t look inside cabinets, drawers, and closets!
You know, our hearts can get in the same state as my storage areas. It is easy to stay so busy with outside appearances of our lives, sometimes haphazardly tucking things away, intending to work on issues later.
We need to diligently take care of the inside too, lest our hearts pile up with things that don’t belong.
At the close of each day, make it a habit to evaluate the day with the Lord.
Ask Him how you did,
how you could have handled things better,
what pleased Him,
and what needs cleaning up and purging out.
It is far better to tidy up now, than to let things overflow into our lives like my kitchen areas are about to do!
Search my heart, O God,
Make me ever clean, pure, and new,
My Lord, my Savior,
I long to be in step with you.