Julie Souza Bradley Lilly : Cleaning House
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.Psalm 51:6 NKJV
We were in a mandated shelter at home. Unable to go into town except for emergencies, I made use of the time cleaning the house.
While lying in bed, I felt a nudge in my heart from the Lord, “It’s time to clean house.”
God was indicating it was time to clean out the closets of my heart. It is important to me to have a clean house when guests come. How much more important for me to have a clean heart when the Lord comes?
During the first Passover, Egypt was inflicted by plagues so Pharaoh would release the Israelites from slavery. At the end of Passover, the Lord spoke to Moses to instruct the Israelites to put the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of their homes as a sign to the Spirit of the Lord to pass over them from the final plague—the death of the firstborn in each household. That evening, they were to roast the lamb, go into their homes, and close the door until morning. As they ate the lamb, they were to remain ready to depart.
This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.~Exodus 12:11 NIV
I can only imagine their emotions that night—excitement, fear, and reverence. No doubt, they were cleaning spiritual houses in preparation for an unprecedented move of God.
As we are behind closed doors during the Passover season, let’s clean our spiritual houses. Let’s sweep out the corners, take out the trash, and be ready for a visitation from the Lord.
Are you ready for a move of God? Are you ready for His return?
Father God, in Your mercy, show me my sin. Help me to put it outside and close the door. Wash me clean again. Remove my affection for this earthly home and replace it with a longing for my eternal home in heaven. Show me Your glory. Pass over me by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, and lead me to the Promised Land. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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