One of the funniest parts of growing up for me was realizing just how often some things need to be cleaned (Why can’t things just STAY CLEAN!?!?).
When you’re an adult in your own home, you grow an entirely new “appreciation” for cleaning even the smallest details — the baseboards, the mini-blinds, underneath the fridge, and the list goes on. For me, dusting is especially necessary.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m attempting to “go green” as they say, and the last 2 years have involved a more concentrated focus on my health. With that came the realization of just how dusty EVERYTHING gets. Even my car.
I received this wool duster to review and I got in my car and was going to town. There wasn’t much dust on my console, but the lambswool really has a magnetic attraction that lifted the light layer of dust with ease. It’s also small and compact so it fits underneath my driver’s seat and will be within quick reach for my daily cleaning routine. As I continued testing it out, I realized there was a lesson in this example.
We can do a daily dusting, while the film of dust is light and less noticeable or we can wait until the dust is piled up and unavoidable.
I got a new car a few years ago and I do my best to take care of what I’ve been blessed with so I vacuum my car and clean off the console and seats at least once a month, if not more. An outside person might ask why I would bother to do so when I’m usually the only person in my car (other than my husband). I know and understand that I can clean everything on a regular schedule or I can wait until the dust/dirt is something that I can see– but, it’s going to take more work to clean it when the dust has accumulated than it would if I’d given it a more frequent cleaning before the dust has a chance to build up.
The same can be said for our spiritual selves. We can attempt to wait things out and avoid addressing some of our underlying hurts, but eventually those things will become unavoidable.
Yeah, we might succeed at covering them up for a while or not working on those personal flaws that we know we could change if we made the effort and opened ourselves up for God to do His work in us. Instead,we let the layers of hurt, offense, bitterness, and resentment build up until they are so thick that everyone can see it– and will take so much more work to clean away.
The great thing about this example is– if you’re willing to allow the lamb to do his work on you, you can be made clean– regardless of whether the dust has just settled or if it has several layers of overlooked and mismanaged grime. Nothing is too hard for God!
Take a moment to ask yourself: Have I done my daily dusting?
Scriptures to meditate on:
Acts 24:16 So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.
Ephesians 4:26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.