Monday, July 30, 2018

Cleaning House

Turn Your face away from my sins
and blot out all my guilt.
God, create a clean heart for me
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not banish me from Your presence
or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Psalm 51:9-11 (HCSB)
 I love this photo of a dirty mop. I think it's the perfect example of how we need to clean out all the 'dirt' that accumulates in our life.
Perhaps you've been hanging on to bitterness, disappointments, hurts, worry.... the list could go on and on of all the things you've gone through so far this year... or the past ten years... or more. I can relate. I've experienced quite a number of things and in fact, I often find myself in the midst of stressful situations. I admit to some days wanting to stay in bed, pull the covers up and drift away in slumber.
Instead I'm asking the Lord to sweep out all the cobwebs of sins and hurts that have collected and do a thorough cleaning of my heart. I want to start each day with a fresh start. I'm asking God to create a clean heart within me and renew His Spirit in me daily.
How are you doing with a clean house... or heart that is? :)

Jodie Wolfe creates novels where hope and quirky meet. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA) and has been a semi-finalist and finalist in various writing contests. A former columnist for Home School Enrichment magazine, her articles can be found online at: Crosswalk, Christian Devotions, and Heirloom Audio. She's a contributor for Putting on the New and Stitches Thru Time blogs. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband in Pennsylvania, reading, walking, and being a Grammie. Learn more at


  1. Thank you for this reminder to ask God to create in me a clean heart. I pray today will be a wonderful day for everyone.

  2. Thanks for a great devotion to start this work week. All of us need to do a good cleaning periodically!

  3. Wonderful devotional, Jodie. This would make a great object lesson for children's church. Daily we need to ask for God to create in us a clean heart. Thank you for this reminder.

  4. Jodie, thank you! Great association of clean heart...daily prayer and scriptures reading definitely helps to keep it clean :)