Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

I just have to say, once again, how much I love spring!  Yesterday we had every window and door open with fresh air blowing into the house and the kids played outside all day.  I love spring. 

With spring, comes spring cleaning.  Time to give the windows a good cleaning, I dislike this and only do it in spring.  Time to sweep out the garage and organize everything.  Just time to get everything clean and start fresh.

What about our lives?  What needs cleaning in our lives? 

Are there habits we need to clean out?  Too much computer time each day?  Nightly bowl of ice cream?  Smoking?  Watching too much television? 

What about Facebook?  Are there people that you need to clean out?  If you have facebook friends that are spreading gossip, maybe they need cleaned out.  If you have friends of the opposite gender that are causing you temptations of any kind, maybe they need to be cleaned out.  Maybe you have pictures that are not appropriate to post on the world wide web and need to clean them out. 

"...first clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean."  Matthew 23:26

We need to clean out the junk in our lives so that God can shine through.  What do you have in your life that needs some spring cleaning?  I encourage you to pray about this and really listen to what God wants you to clean.  This can truly be a chance to grow in God and start fresh this spring time.

Sweet Blessings~


  1. Great post. I had better start doing some spring cleaning - I wonder how many things I might have that God wants me to get rid of. Prayerfully not very many. Thanks for a great reminder. Love you.

  2. I love this post! I love that Scripture in Matthew! I think perhaps we all have some spring cleaning to do!

  3. I have been spring cleaning for a couple weeks now. Facebook friends that have turned out not to be so good for me, as well as around the house cleaning. It's good to rid ourselves of the junk we've aquired, it's spring time, everything is new, lets make our lives new too. Thanks for this great post!

  4. I love that scripture in Matthew. God is so much more concerned about the inside than the outside.
    My physical spring cleaning didn't get too far, but I want my spiritual cleaning to be an ongoing thing in my life.

  5. Hello Jenifer,
    A very good post, once again Jen. It's so important that we take inventory of our lives on a regular basis.
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. I loved this post and you asked some deep questions to ponder. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Spring Cleaning both temporal and spiritual cleaning.
    We haven't felt Spring yet, but I will be working on some of these goals soon.
    Blessings to you! LeAnn

  7. Wonderful post Jenifer.

    It's absolutely a good idea to do some "spring cleaning" of our lives now and again. Over time, little bits of "unhealthy" debris get attached to our lives. If we let them stay there, they eventually add up and cause us harm. Letting the fresh air in and the bad smells out works all the way around for a healthier outlook!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  8. I've done some 'cleaning out' recently. I deleted a few 'friends' from Facebook that we're using obscene language. A few years ago, I went to reading only Christian fiction novels (I love to read and used to read secular the most) because I wanted to fill my mind with 'pure' thoughts and not trash :-)

  9. Allison, I am right there with you. I ONLY read Christian novels. As a matter of fact I am sitting in bed typing this and just counted the books on my nightstand, I have 11! :) But I will only read Christian. I like the point of veiw it gives, the morals and even the scripture.

  10. True That!! I always have the picture of God pruning me...one branch at a time. :-)

  11. Thank you for the wonderful words.I was having a similar conversation with my 12 year old Julia.I am reminded to reflect on my habits in order to be a good example.


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