“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there.” (Psalm 139:7-8)
As the seasons change and we enter spring, we may feel motivated to create a fresh start and spring clean. Once we have everything arranged the way we want, we feel satisfied.
But, what happens when the motivation to keep everything clean wears off? What happens when we fall short and find ourselves in a mess again?
This same concept can be applied to our spiritual walk with Christ. Once we have gone through the process of identifying our shortcomings and implementing a plan to grow spiritually, we feel accomplished. Unfortunately, though, it can be easy to lose this motivation and become consumed by the busyness of life.
So, how can we avoid making the spiritual spring cleaning process short-term and incorporate it into our daily lives?
In the times when we feel as though we have lost our passion for God, it is important to remember that God never stops pursuing us. God meets us where we are at. We do not have to have our act together before approaching Him, because He loves us unconditionally. So, when we find ourselves in times where we have strayed away, it is never too late to cry out to Him.
In addition, when we make the decision to be guided by God’s Word, we are less likely to stray from Him. Galatians 5:16 says, “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
In order to keep the spiritual spring cleaning process from being short-lived, we must be determined to keep our hearts clean. For example, we can follow a Bible reading plan or set aside a certain amount of time each day to spend in prayer. Having an accountability partner is another way to keep in step with God.
In the end, we can remember that God never stops pursuing us. The beauty of the Christian faith is that it is never too late to find forgiveness and run back into the arms of Jesus.
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