Yesterday I left off with starting the task of cleaning the camper out. Today let’s take it to the next step.
After I finished cleaning out the inside, it was time to start removing anything attached. This would include the seats, the beds, the bathroom, kitchen fixtures, and the walls. Anything attached had to come out.
You know, when God starts cleaning us out, this is what He does. He starts working on the things we are attached to that aren’t good for us. He starts removing them. Painful sometimes? You bet! Worth it in the end to see the finished product? Most definitely!
My trash heap grew bigger and bigger. You would have thought I was in the middle of a home remodel. Little by little, I was getting closer to the frame, the part that held the camper together. We can look at our bodies that way can’t we? We can clean out the inners and get down to the frame, the bones that hold us together. It’s like when you rip off the skin, and all you see is bone. I was making my way there in this camper. Eventually, I reached the frame to expose what was behind the walls.
When we go through the process of being stripped of the things that are detrimental to our health, it can be painful. For some reason, we have held onto the belief all those things were actually good for us. We were mistaking those things for real joy. When someone takes something away, we feel different. We got comfortable with the way things were and we don’t like them to change. Sometimes, it’s because we don’t know what our life would be like without familiarity.
Today, if there are areas of your life God is taking down to your frame, allow Him to and go with it. He knows what is best for you. He has a plan for your life and I believe it’s better than any plan we could come up with on our own. That’s what it’s been for me.
Lord, thanks for your remodel job in my life. Thanks, God that you are in control and I can count on you to do some spring cleaning in my life. I need that.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service