So clean house! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, drink deep of God’s pure kindness. Then you’ll grow up mature and whole in God. – 1 Peter 2:1-3 MSG
Is some general cleaning needed in your heart, household and affairs? God exposes certain things in our hearts and lives, not to shame, but to cleanse and sweep away even the tiniest cobweb. In His love for us, He wants us to begin our journey this year without baggages from the past – even those we’ve carried for years. At times, the cleansing process, may be unpleasant, but we take joy in it, for we see His power at work – despite and inspite of us.
Before the cleansing, at times, certain things need to be exposed so we can know what exactly we’re contending with. We need to take heed; for with things exposed, you can be in a better position to contend in prayer, and give the Lord free rein to make ways and clean house even where there seems to be none.
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19 AMP
Off to a rocky start for the year? Rejoice! Your house is being cleaned because He wants us to begin with a clean slate – truly ready for the great things He has in store for us this 2015!