Clean Up In Aisle 3
How many times in our lifetimes have we heard the overhead speakers belch “clean-up in aisle 3”? So often that we might all stores were not making use of a voice-over tape of pre-recorded messages to use at the appropriate times. It is one of those things that when we hear it, we know exactly why we heard it. There is a mess somewhere that needs to get cleaned up.
I have heard God telling me many times and in several different ways over the years that there is a clean-up needed in aisle 3 of my heart. Have you ever heard that call?
I want to ascend that hill. I want to stand in His holy place. I want to receive blessing from the Lord. All of that for some clean-up in aisle 3 of my heart. What a deal! What about you?
Here’s a Better Deal
Here is a better deal. We do not have to do the clean-up work alone. All we need to do is be willing and available for the clean-up. And ask for it. And pray for it. And have faith that it will happen. Now, is it all that hard I ask? I can easily (though sometimes begrudgingly) do those five things without breaking a sweat, but all too often I do not. You see, the clean-up in aisle 3 is actually done by the same One who holds that blessing for us, the one who stands there in His holy place.
A prayer: Lord, I hear your call for a clean-up in aisle three of my heart many times. You always bless me when I respond to that call and offer myself up to you to tell me what needs changing, and then you wait patiently as I work through that which needs changing with your guiding hand. Your water cleanses me Father, and I am so grateful that you continue to work on my heart.