WEEK 1 PRAYER PODCAST: Spring Cleaning Week 1 Prayer Podcast
“Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:29-30 MSG
In the breath before this one, Jesus had just been explaining to the disciples how exactly to live this free life- in intimacy with the Father. He is telling the disciples to watch him, and promising that he will teach them how to live life in this free and light way.
So we can’t literally see Jesus at the moment, but as I have encouraged us in the book, we have invited him with us on the journey to a clean home and a clean heart. If we haven’t done this, then we might as well forget this bible study and just grab our trash bags and our cleaning supplies and get the work done.
So, I sat down to write some quick tips to motivate us to get started. And as he often does, Jesus rushed in as I called on him and he told me to encourage you with this:
Spring Clean the way Jesus would.
Can’t you just see him now? Like he did when he washed the disciples’ feet… wrapping a towel around his waist, eager to serve, a heart full of love; perfect love for the recipient of this work.
And sisters, this is EXACTLY what I encourage us to do in our homes in the month of April. I am not a cleaning expert. I am a girl wildly and madly in love with Jesus who has been given a home to make into his masterpiece.
I want you talking with Jesus the entire time you are on this journey,
thanking him for your clutter and excess,
asking him who to pass clothes on to,
inviting your children to join in the work, and
praying for the people you are cleaning for.
>>>Now a FREEBIE! For those of you who are not going to buy the book, here is a passage reading/cleaning schedule so you can join in too! >>>Click below to print, or screenshot the image to refer to on your phone! 🙂
Write out one verse a day Monday- Friday, and focus on the areas in the “cleaning tasks” column that week. Think about and pray through the verses as you clean.
I’ll be sending out a few blogposts each week that coincide with the plan!
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Praying for you,