This is a very interesting subject. A subject that should be in our mouths all the time. We are always going to God for things and trying to figure out why He isn’t answering the prayers. Maybe it is time to clean house. Maybe it is time for a checkup. In I Corinthians 11:28, “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” Every year we should have physicals done by our doctor to check us out, to make sure we are healthy or if not, tell us what need to be done to change what is going wrong with our bodies. The same is true for our spiritual life. We need to pause from time to time and look over our lives and look into our hearts and examine them to see what need to be clean out. As I was preparing to do spring cleaning, God placed this on my heart. As a married woman for 20 years, God had to show me about me to clean house. I went to God so He can reveal and expose all the areas in my life that needed to be clean. Now when you do this be prepared for what He will reveal to you. I wanted to be more Christ like but in order to do that I need to clean house and also get a full spiritual checkup. All the bondage, all the anger, all the hurt, all the bitterness, all the resentment, all the unforgiveness I needed to let go. As you are trying to clean house the enemy will push your buttons to try to get you to go backwards but you have to be determine not to go there. Let me tell you it is a challenge but you can do it. God will start dealing with your heart about many things even things you didn’t know you had issues with. There was a time in my life that I was hurting with the pain of rejection, anger, oppression, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, and it was killing me, little did I know. In Psalm 34:17, “the righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” God knew my heart was hurting and He knew the trauma I went through and He wanted to heal my broken heart but to do that He had to go back into the areas of my heart like an attic where I had stuffed all those things that happened to me during my childhood and things that happened to me as an adult into this boxed attic. He had to go through each and every one of those issues and had me deal with each one of them. And that is what you are going to have to do. You have to deal with all the issues that God reveals to you in order to have total healing I had unforgiveness with different people that hurt me in the past. We have to learn to deal with that stuff because it can hold you back. In order for my marriage to be totaled heal I had to deal with all the issues that was going on with me, I am not saying my husband was totally innocent because trust me he wasn’t. I am saying I had to clean up my house, my spiritual house, I had to get a total spiritual checkup. I wanted Him to change me so I can become the Godly women, wife and mother He wanted me to be. I wanted to be a woman after God's own hear. In Isaiah 61:1 he says, “He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” I was in prison with all those strongholds that were keeping me bond. I’m pretty sure many of you are in prison and maybe don't realize it. God want your heal my broken heart. He want to set you free. But to be set free you must deal with the issues at hand. Ask God to reveal to you the things that need cleaning out of you. In my marriage God started revealing to me the areas that I had made mistakes regardless of what my husband was doing. I was responsible for my behavior and actions in my own life. Even today, I continue on a daily basis asking God to reveal to me any areas in my heart that need healing. So get rid of the baggage, the garbage that you have been carrying for years. So while you are doing spring cleaning in your home, I want you to do spring cleaing in your spiritual home. Ask God to reveal to you things that you need to get rid of because if you don’t the enemy will continue to use it against you.
Evangelist Angela Townsend is a woman of God that will teach you how to find your purpose in life and walk in your destiny God has designed for you.