Day 4: Original 50 Days of Pray Revisited

Thoughts on Day 4,

So of course when I wrote this it was winter, so posting about snow blowing seems odd, but that’s okay.  My inspirations come directly from my experiences and I believe the Holy Spirit, I trust that whoever reads this will need to pull something out and apply it to their lives, or may need to share it with others. God Bless.

Feb 16, 2015

Today as I was snow blowing I was thinking about house cleaners. Why in the world would I be thinking of House cleaners? I don’t really know any, I haven’t worked as one, so why is this in my head? Here are the four types I was thinking of regarding people house cleaners may meet on the job.
1) The perfectionist – The person who ensures their house is all clean and in order before the house cleaner arrives. I am sure you have all met one of these. How could some stranger come into my house and see such a mess?
2) The Slob – Well the house cleaner is coming so I will just destroy the place before they arrive and I let them in.
3) The Hider – Invites the house cleaner in but insists that “that room” is off limits and cannot be touched.
4) The critique – Does Not leave the house cleaner be and is constantly in their face making sure that the job is done to their specifications and don’t make a mistake of they will jump all over you.
So here is what I am thinking. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:11 you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Jesus is our “House Cleaner”. He wants to come in and clean our Spiritual Houses. We fill our lives with such dirt and sometimes we forget that Christ is here willing and able to free us of the dirt in out lives. Are you the perfectionist who only asks Jesus for help when you have tried to fix it all yourself first? Are you the slob who keeps messing up your life and forgets that Jesus wants to clean your life daily? Maybe the hider who has invited Jesus into your life but want to keep that section of your life locked up, He wouldn’t want to clean that room, it’s off limits? Or the Critique, never accepting the work that is being done because it wouldn’t be the way you would do it?
Jesus accepts you for who you are. He wants your life as is how is. He will clean it up with the Holy Spirit. Let Him do what He does best. This can be applied to your marriage as well.
Trust that the House Cleaner knows what He is doing.

Dear Jesus, Please take my life and show me what dirt you may see, please cleanse me of the dirt and make me clean. If I have locked something away from you I now give you the key. Clean everywhere. As much as I want to fix things on my own I know I cannot. Daily clean me of my sins and help me to walk in your ways. Let me be a light to the world around me, show me how to love the world as you do. The people in this world matter to you so they matter to me. Amen

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