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We hosted Christmas Eve dinner at our home this year. I don’t know about you, but if I know people are coming over, I want my house cleaner than normal.
I spent the entire day prior cleaning. Everything from the glass shelves in my fridge, to mopping, and tossing out old half used bottles of various hair product from that overflowing drawer in my bathroom.
That evening, when the last gift was wrapped and I could hardly move, I wondered…..
What if I spent this much energy and time preparing for my homecoming with Jesus?
Jesus sees my heart and innermost thoughts every day, even the gummed up, dust bunny recesses of my soul. And He loves me despite them.
So maybe the next time I decide to fanatically clean, I should remember what really counts.
Do you need a good soul cleaning? Do you go into super housekeeping mode when you have guests over?
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Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.