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5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Soul

By Justina Miller on March 23, 2022

Topics: Faith

In spring, the sun shines longer and brighter, which means it’s easier to see the dirt that’s settled in the house over the winter months This year, while your spring cleaning the house, why not check in with your soul, too?

Easter is just around the corner and there’s no better time than now to prepare your heart for the Easter season than to make a spring cleaning checklist for your heart and spirit. Here are five steps that will help your soul feel light and refreshed. You can use this exercise as a devotion or meditate on the steps as you clean your own house.

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Spring Cleaning: Refresh Your Spirit

Open Your Heart: Let God In

Just as you open the windows wide to let the fresh air of spring sweep through your house, open your heart, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you. 

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. – John 6:63 (NIV)

Spring Clean: Declutter Your Agenda

With the Holy Spirit sweeping through your heart, think about what in your life has been keeping you from spending time with God each day or what is taking away your peace. Get rid of it, and create space for more of what is good and beautiful in your life. 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

Spring Cleaning: Dust Off Bad Habits

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Just as the dust slowly and quietly settles on the furniture, bad habits slowly build into our own lives. What bad habits have you formed lately? Gossip? Laziness? Negativity? Commit to rid yourself of that bad habit and strive to be a light in the darkness for others.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. – Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)

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Refresh Your Soul: Sweep Out Bad Thoughts

We slowly drag dirt from the outside world onto the floor. What bitterness have you dragged into your heart? Have you been harboring resentment toward anyone? Forgive them – forgiveness is an essential step in refreshing your spirit and soul and spring cleaning your heart.

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Make a Plan

Now that you’ve thoroughly examined the ways sin can creep into your soul, consider creating a game plan that will keep your soul clean throughout the rest of the year. Commit to joining a Bible Study, attending Wednesday night services or daily praying a morning devotion.

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. – Colossians 3:9-10 (NIV)

That concludes our list of ways you can start spring cleaning your soul and refresh your spirit. Don't forget to download your free Christian Movies That Teach The Fruit of the Spirit devotional today.

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