Due to my recent health issues, my poor house did not get cleaned as well I normally like it. Somethings were just let go and not attended to. So I decided it was time to roll up my sleeves and really “deep” clean my house.
While I was scrubbing and polishing my bathroom, the thought occurred to me that their is more to cleaning a house than just getting rid of the dirt. Things like junk mail that needs to be tossed and “stuff” that needs to be put in it’s proper place have a way of piling up. But as I scrubbed the shower that day, I also thought about the other things that somehow tend to creep in unnoticed.
The amount of time I am spending on social media. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love keeping up with people’s lives, but sometimes it just makes me depressed to see what is going on. Suddenly I realize I have spent a big chunk of time doing pretty much nothing!
How about the TV? Am I spending my time flipping through the channels out of boredom just to see things that do not honor God?
Or the internet? Am I consulting “Dr. Google” more than I should be?
What am I reading? Are the situations and the people in the story ( fact or fiction) about something that I would allow or invite into my house through the front door?
As a Christian, I have a responsibility to look at everything through the lens of Scripture. It really makes no difference what our culture says is “correct” or not…what does the Bible say? What pleases the Lord?
I will set nothing wicked before my eyes ~Psalm 101:3
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things ~ Philippians 4:8
These two Scriptures are taped to the inside of our TV cabinet and next to my computer. This is a constant reminder that we are to evaluate everything we are allowing into our lives through God’s Word. This is an ongoing process that I must always attend to. Just like my house, it can get out of order in a hurray if I do not diligently keep up with it!