When I was in college I had this older SUV.
I was a good vehicle, it did what it needed to do. It got me from point A to point B.
The one issue I have with this vehicle is that it smelled.
At some point in the life of this SUV, it must have gotten wet on the inside and so the carpets and fabric smelled…most likely because of mold. I tried everything to remove the stink from my truck. I tried car fragrances and those little trees you hang from the rear view mirror…nothing seemed to work. I would like to tell you that I successfully removed the mold and smell from my truck, but I didn’t. Two years later I sold it and move on – smell-free.
The thing about mold in carpets is that it can be very difficult to remove, especially in places like under seats and under carpeting that is bolted down. Mold has to be completely eradicated in order for the smell and the spores to die. Without a deep, thorough, time consuming cleaning, that mold will remain…and so will the smell.
Proverbs 28:13 says this: “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper,
but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Sin is a lot like mold…if we don’t do a deep cleaning it will not be eradicated. Are there hidden spaces in your life right now that sin still remains? It’s time for a deep cleaning! Do not be ashamed of it – get rid of it. Don’t hold onto it any longer. It really is mold to the soul, and it will limit even keep you from the Lord! Relinquish it, and allow the Lord to clean it from your life today!
Prayer: Lord cleanse my heart again. I confess and expose these spaces where sin remains hidden away. Lord, help me with my thoughts and my motives today. I long to serve you a lone. Remind me of my purpose and this aim today! In your name I pray these things. -Amen.