Spirituality – Should You Be Doing Some Clean Up In Your Spiritual Life?
The Power of Making Your Spiritual Life Sparkle
ones that get tended to last.
We get up every morning and look in
the mirror and begin our routine of showering,
brushing, and getting all prettied up.
Our homes, yards, cars, etcetera all get our attention
and cleaned up as needed; but, what about our spiritual home?
Too Busy To Clean?
Life gets busy. That’s no surprise. Soon our housecleaning gets moved to the bottom of the “to do” list until one day we can’t see through the dust on the TV screen. As we look around everything is dull and dirty and no longer beautiful to look at.
Amazingly, after a little time and effort scrubbing, things are sparkling clean and enjoyable once again.
How Did My Spiritual Life Get So Dirty?
Have you noticed how easily the dust and cobwebs seem to have a way of building up without really seeing it happen? Well in fact, our spiritual life gets dirty much the same way.
There are times we commit an obvious sin and it is like falling in a mud puddle; we are clearly dirty and need of some major clean-up. However, the sin in our daily lives is more often like the dust and cobwebs that slowly dirty our spiritual home, almost unnoticed.
In our busy lives we too easily get used to irritable thoughts, selfishness, jealousy, disrespect, lazy attitudes, lack of commitments, and more. Failure to spend daily time in God’s Word and fellowship with Him leads to doing things that displease Him, and at the same time we do not even realize the dirty film they are leaving on us.
Have you gotten too busy with other things in life that you’ve neglected to clean the dust and cobwebs from your spiritual home.
Time to Clean Up The Mess and Make Your Spiritual Life Sparkle!
The solution for the dust, dirt, and grime that comes into our lives, is to clean it up quickly and regularly. The longer we allow it to remain the greater the mess and the more difficult to remove. If neglected too long it results in unsightly stains.
Once the cleaning process has begun, it usually leads to a closer examination, which then tends to require more cleaning. So it is with a close examination of our spiritual life.
The sinful dirt that we have allowed to slowly accumulate in our lives, and have become accustomed to, is not okay with God. He is not accustomed to dirty sinful behaviors. God desires that our lives be pure and clean so that He can see the beautiful reflection of His Son in us.
“Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart…”
— Psalm 24:3-4
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
— Psalm 51:10
How can I improve my spiritual life? Be willing to ask yourself this question daily as you do a self-examination of your spiritual home. Ask God to help you see areas that need cleaned up. He not only wants to open your eyes, He wants to help you clean in order to see your natural and spiritual life shine and sparkle!
May your spiritual life be clean, pure and overflowing with growing prosperity!
God bless you always,
Have a New Husband by Friday – Dr Kevin Leman
“Have a New Husband by Friday: How to Change His Attitude, Behavior & Communication in 5 Days”
Dr. Leman writes with humor and understanding as he explains to his female audience “How to Have a New Husband by Friday”. He is a Christian therapist, father of four daughters and married over 45 years. He shares this experience with his readers in a humorous yet informative manner.
Have a new husband by Friday?
Is that even possible?
Dr. Kevin Leman says it is…
The New York Times bestselling author and self-help guru shows even the most frustrated wife how she can have a new husband by Friday.
Leman reminds any wife that if what she’s doing to get better behavior out of her husband isn’t working now, it never will. So it’s time for a change. That means it’s time to change her own patterns of behavior.
Here’s how Leman suggests she handle it day to day:
- Monday: Secrets Revealed: Cracking the Male Code?Yes, you’re different species, but you can work together in harmony.
- Tuesday: Creatures from Another Planet . . . or Creatures of Habit? To understand men, you have to track ’em to their den.
- Wednesday: Think about What You Want to Say, Then Divide It by Ten How to talk so your guy will really listen . . . and listen so your guy will really talk.
- Thursday: Think of Him as a Seal Waiting for a Three-Pound Fish Why making love to your man is a key to who he is and how satisfied he’ll be, and what’s in it for you.
- Friday: It Takes a Real Woman to Make a Man Feel like a Real Man How to open your man’s heart, revolutionize your love life, and turn him into the knight you’ve always dreamed of.
“While there are numerous marriage books to choose from, this book is different because it examines the childhood role models and learning patterns that affect us in adult marriages. Dr. Leman shares examples of a husband raised by an Overprotective Mother, No-Room-to-Fail Mama, Driven Mother and Disciplining Mother. The fresh look at your husband’s parental influence awakens a new awareness for your marriage.”
— amazon customer review
If you are looking for some insights to help improve your marriage relationship, then you might want to check this book out.
God bless you and may your marriage abound with growing prosperity!