Celebrating Passover in Jerusalem is something I will never forget. I had worked for an Orthodox Jewish family at the time. It had taught me a lot about The Old Testament – especially Old Testament rules. The lead in to Passover had seemed to involve one big ‘ole Spring clean. As I understood it, this had been to remove any trace of leavened bread, as matzos became the new dietary staple. (Not my favourite but I digress.)
We have all been blessed with a golden opportunity to Spring clean right now. The sort of Spring (it might not be Spring here but it is in Jerusalem) clean which involves not only a bit of bleach but…
a real purge – both physical and spiritual.
You remember the baskets, I was going to go through? Well they are still sitting there. untouched by the way😊.
Once my separation was finalised, I had decided to not only get rid of a great deal of stuff but also a few “friends”.- Tbe ones who had never once offered me support through my challenges. Let’s just say my Christmas card list had shrunk significantly.
I am blessed to live in a situation, where I have ready access to a huge bin. If something doesn’t seem to be adding value to my life, I am pretty ruthless about getting rid of it these days.
Attempting to go kinda minimalist was hugely liberating. Maybe God is giving us an opportunity right now. The chance to work out what helps us to serve him and what is designed to lead us astray.
For myself I am asking God to show me those things which might be leading me off the narrow path and lifting that big, dirty bin lid and dropping them inside.
Matthew 7 Verses 13-14
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.