My Life with God

The Dust We All Live With

We all have dust in our houses.

A couple friends walked into my house after working outside. As they took off their shoes, I told them they could leave them on. They refused, because they were convinced their shoes were dirty. I told them I hadn’t cleaned yet that weekend, and I didn’t mind. Plus, my floor doesn’t readily show dirt.

If you’ve read my blog for long, you know I am a bit of a cleaner. I’m okay with things being messy for a while. I don’t have to have everything in its place, but cleaning and organizing settles me. That, plus living on my own, makes it fairly easy to keep a tidy home, but if I’m honest, even in the throes of a young family, my house was never very messy or dirty.

At least, on the surface.

We all have dust in our houses. It sneaks in and settles into the corners. It gradually coats or drifts into the rarely used and unattended areas. It’s the same way with our lives. Dust settles into the crevices we rarely access. Even when we’re attentive and clean often, there are going to be some areas that need extra attention at times.

That time might be today.

We all have out-of-sight, out-of-mind places in our homes. And we all have out-of-sight, out-of-mind places in our hearts, minds, and souls. Today is the day to take a good look and start some deep cleaning.

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