I was vacuuming my apartment the other day. And I have to say it was not pretty. We have a vacuum with the clear container on the outside, so I could see all of the dirt that was being picked up. I never realized how much dirt, dust and hair could be created by five girls.
This made me think, we never realized how much dirt there was until I cleaned it out. It had built up gradually and we had gotten used to it. This same principle can apply to our lives. Different things can build up, week by week, month by month the dirt in our hearts can build. Continual cleaning to keep our hearts clean. It is not until we examine and clean our lives, that we can see how much dirt was gathered there.
Lamentations 3:40 Says “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” It is our unclean hearts that keeps us from intimacy with the Lord and with others. Cleaning our house is something we do on regular basis, cleaning our lives should be the same.