Day 7 (last day of plan)

Belongings  - Day 7
5 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Life

Spring cleaning. The time when people all over start cleaning out closets, washing baseboards, and organizing pantries. The minimalist movement has intensified our urge to declutter. We’re determined to give ourselves room to breathe, create, and simply be. It’s a great thing, really, and certainly helpful.

But while we vacuum under furniture, flip mattresses, and rearrange junk drawers—are we forgetting to take inventory on our souls? Which is more important: having a clean home or a clean heart? An organized closet or an organized mind? Here’s the deal. Spring cleaning isn’t just about removing the mess but renewing our minds.

Here are 5 tips for spring cleaning your spiritual life:

1. Remove. When something is harmful in our lives, like mold or sin, we should work hard to get rid of it. We must stop the negative chatter, toss our stubborn pride, and refuse to salvage pain from the past.

2. Replace. Out with the old; in with the new! But how? As God rescues us from toxic addictions, habits, relationships, or even legalism, we must give Him permission to completely reconstruct our perspectives. 

3. Revive. What buried treasure needs to be dusted off and brought out for everyone to see? What’s hiding in the darkness that should be shining in the light? Revive what was meant to be redeemed. 

4. Refresh. Whether it’s your marriage, a friendship, or even a work relationship, we all need second chances from time to time. Who needs to hear that you’re sorry? Who needs to know you forgive them? It’s time to refresh what you want to thrive.

5. Restore. You are never too bad or too far for God to turn your ashes into something magnificent. It’s what He does; it’s who He is. If your life is currently in need of desperate restoration, I encourage you to pray these simple yet powerful words: Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

—Jenn

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