If you ever want to find out how dusty your house is you should go adopt a puppy. This is coming from a guy whose mom cleaned a house every week without fail and who was forced to learn how to make a bed better than an army recruit before age 12 (not exaggerating). Despite this elite training however, our puppy still manages to find every bug, every speck of dust, every crumb, and every chew-able decoration in our house. We can vacuum in the morning and by evening our living room looks like an old western as dust tumble-weeds roll across the floor!
The truth behind this story besides it allowing me to vent a little is that our puppy's ability to find dust makes for a great example for our lives. Just like we want clean houses, God wants our house (that's our souls) to be clean. By clean I mean holy. To be clean we can straighten up the shelves of our lives, we can vacuum the floors, and we can even wipe down the baseboards every couple of months, but there is still more that can be done.
For those of you running to force your spouses to read this post right now, I have to apologize in advance. I don't think you really can ever get rid of all of the dust in your homes. I know you can get rid of it in your lives though, and it isn't by becoming an elite cleaning expert. It comes down to realizing that in our souls, our temples (1 Cor. 3:16), and in our lives we aren't the cleaning lady (or fellow). We aren't even the ones holding the dust pan. We are the puppy. God does the cleaning in our lives, and our job is to continue to root out the dust, the decay, and the bugs so that he can cleanse us. This week, let's allow God to clean our lives through his holiness.
-Devin & Sarah Q.