B Moments, clean

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Today, I am acknowledging the importance of letting go of the past and ushering in the new.

This feeling reminds me of spring cleaning in a sense. It’s one of those tasks that I can appreciate once it’s done, but sometimes it takes me awhile to get started.

In the spirit of jumpstarting my cleaning effort, I am reflecting on the fifty year jubilee that the Israelites used to celebrate. This was a period of pure celebration and renewal for them.

For example, any unpaid debts were forgiven, and slaves and prisoners were set free. Any land taken due to an unpaid debt was released back to the original owner.

This jubilee was symbolic of letting go of the past and ushering in the new.

However, before we can usher in the new, we have to let go of the old and, most importantly, we have to remind ourselves that clutter can take on many forms. We can have clutter in our homes; we can have clutter in our minds; our hearts may be cluttered with unforgiveness.

Therefore, part of this spring cleaning is taking a more holistic approach to the things we need to move past.

As we move to release those things that are no longer part of our journey, and trust that God will replace our old with the new, let us cling to these words: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, start your spring cleaning by releasing the old and ushering in the new.