As we navigate the first month of New Year, most of us are knee deep into our resolutions and goals! As a part of my goal setting, I always aim for clear direction and I find that through intentional times of fasting and prayer. This week I have God permission to do something we all cringe to allow........
I’m a MUG lover!!! Every time I hit a store, I find myself soaking up inspiration from mug quotes and journals . I love mugs in all shapes, sizes and colors. I recently discovered the most reliable and inexpensive tool in the world! (Well maybe not the whole world 😂) I found a mug and glass scrubber. Let’s just sum this up in one word “genius”.
Now I’ve had plenty of glass scrubbers in my life, since busting suds is a part of my daily chores. Yet never ever, have I had a mug scrubber. With my intense love of hot cocoa and marshmallows, comes the stubborn sugar stains. So my usual strategy is to soak in hot water and wash later, but with this scrubber I found that the deep corners and hard to reach nooks of my favorite mugs, can now be free of residue.
I couldn’t help but find a revelation in this. Often I ask God to help my heart and He will reveal surface issues that I need to work on and improve in. I couldn’t help but wonder today, as I scrubbed out a few mugs with great joy, what residue may be left behind in my own heart. Why am I always afraid to let God go DEEP into the crevices of my heart, with HIS searchlight?
Is it a struggle for you to allow God to go deep? It’s a vulnerable position my friend and what usually comes up from the search, is dark and ugly. As I gave God permission to GO DEEP into my heart today, I actually felt something I wasn’t expecting.....relief. As the lord began to reveal what was underneath the surface of my heart, I sighed in relief because the weight of those burdens can be exhausting.
Not only did God reveal, but He also gave healing and strategy. With the help of the Holy Spirit I can now work through some of the deep issues of my heart. As I look down at one of my shiny mugs, there’s not a stain in sight! It has been deep cleaned and I can drink from it again worry free. I believe that’s how God intends for us to live -WorryFree!!! To give all our cares and burdens to him, especially the ones that aren’t always so easy to give.
I challenge you today, in light of a New year, to allow God to shine His light deep into your heart and clean out all the stains and residue from the past. Will you accept this challenge? I can’t wait to hear from you. Remember-You can be great, you can be strong, you can be bold! Let’s start the New year with clean hands and a pure heart.
Elder Kay Starks
Scribe. Prophetess. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur and Friend! I am completely in LOVE with God and using all the Gifts He has graciously given me, to serve the world.