Today I made a brilliant dessert called “Pull-Apart Maple Pecan Sticky Buns” and they are delicious. However, as they were baking maple syrup, melted sugar and butter leaked through the fluted tin and sprayed all over my oven. I had recently made a list of “spring cleaning” items that I need to take care of, and “luckily” ‘clean the oven’ is on the list. I’m not sure when I’ll get to that, but thinking about how much I have to clean up the house got me to thinking about how much I should really clean up the house that Jesus lives in… my heart.
It’s that time of year where I want to start out fresh and clean everything up… but I’m not really sure about when the last time was that I evaluated my inner being. In a way, it’s like a new years resolution. Maybe that was the last time. I’m not sure, but I know that I feel a little dusty and it’s time to get out the swiffer.
I hope to get rid of my blind adoration of the television. I hope to get rid of my hatred. My jealousy. My fits of rage. I want to become a better wife. A better servant. I want to turn my worries into prayers. I want to pray. That’d be a good start. I want to rid myself of selfish ambition, and focus on God, always, at all times. I want to let go of my disagreements, and not have to be right. I want to keep in step with the Spirit.
It’s spring and I want to be blooming with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
And if anyone wants a sticky bun, come on over!