Spring Cleaning

Life gets so busy just being life. There are times when God has to call us to take a timeout to reorder our priorities. Like spring cleaning, we have to throw out the clutter in our spiritual lives and rid ourselves of things that keep us from God's best design for us.

That was the challenge that Haggai presented to the exiles who had returned to Jerusalem from their long captivity. They had gotten so involved with rebuilding their own lives, that they had neglected what God wanted them to concentrate on. And they wondered why rebuilding their own fortunes wasn't going so well. Haggai calls them to reorganize their priorities.

"Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it" (Haggai 1:5, 6).

It was time to clean away the clutter, get rid of the junk, and put first things first. If the top of the list isn't God's pleasure, the rest will be labour in vain.


  1. Nice blog, Lynda! Thanks for letting me know.


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