thank God for cleanliness. I thank God for cleanliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, NIV~
I remember a time of my life when I used to be unclean. My shoes and clothes would be scattered across the floor, the floor of my bedroom would be unswept and the surfaces of the table and nightstand in my room would not be unwiped.
One day, the circumstances surrounding my uncleanliness changed and my roommate had a talk with me. My roommate, who is also a believer in Christ, shared with me that God sees that what I am doing is dishonoring him. She also told me that I am not being good to my health for choosing to not be clean in my room.
At first, I thought about what my roommate told me. I knew that it was true, but did not put cleaning into action. This took a leap of faith, on my part, as my roommate showed me through means of demonstration of what a clean room should look like to God.
This took a leap of faith, on my part, as my roommate showed me through means of demonstration of what a clean room should look like to God.
~”So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”~James 2:17, ESV~
My roommate helped me to clean my room for about three to four hours. This is because my mother did not expect me to clean up after myself. I am not in any way implying that my mother is a bad person or mother because she did not teach me how to clean; I am clearly saying that she did not teach me how to clean my room or how to keep a clean living space. This is mainly because of circumstances surrounding my mother’s mental illness in that she did not teach me how to clean my living space.
I had to forgive my mother, for not doing her responsibility, by empowering me to learn for myself for how to keep a clean living space. I also had to forgive myself for not keeping my living space clean for the past several years of my life and for not seeing how crucial that a clean living space is for healthy living. I also had to be gentle to myself by not condemning myself at all as my roommate taught me how to clean.
I had to forgive my mother, for not doing her responsibility, by empowering me to learn for myself for how to keep a clean living space.
~”There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”~Romans 8:1, KJV~
Cleaning is self-care. Cleaning is good for the mental, emotional and physical health of any person. It is honoring to yourself and others. Most importantly, it is honoring and pleasing to God.
~”Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”~1 Corinthians 6:19-20, ESV~
I thank God for my roommate and that she taught me cleanliness. Now, I can say for sure how important that Godliness with contentment is to the self, others and God. It is honoring to God as well as pleasing to Him. Praise the Lord! I thank God for having a clean living space.