As I was cross-referencing Psalm 51:10 this morning (also a 2011 memory verse) it struck me that God is a clean freak as well! He loves to get into our dirty hearts and clean them up. And while I could tote around my rubber gloves and myriad cleaning solutions, there is one thing I can never clean, and that’s my own heart. Sure, I can spruce stuff up a bit, try (and fail) to be perfect, but only God Himself can create a clean heart in me. He’s the only One who is able to take away all my sin (which He’s already done) and give me a clean heart.
Sure, I junk mine up with bitterness, envy, bad attitudes, you name it. But I know that if I humble myself enough, I can let God clean it up for me, since He created me and my little ticker. I need to be as diligent about keeping my heart clean as I do my home. In fact, I think I’ll spend my daily clean time praying-for a sparkly home, but more importantly, a clean heart.