Cleaning House

The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the LORD -to follow the LORD and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. 2 Kings 23:3

King Josiah sensed that this was a pivotal point in Judah’s history so he stopped what he was doing to reconsecrate himself to the LORD. He was the reigning king over an entire nation, but he knew that dedicating himself to the LORD’s service once again would be an important thing for the rulers and the people to do. In other words, Josiah didn’t let the busyness of his life stand in the way of getting right with God.

I think we need to do this from time to time. Sometimes our faith gets stale and old. We lose zeal and just go through life to get by. For some of us, it’s like getting an oil change and 17-point inspection. But for others, it may be like getting an entire engine tune up. Take some time this week to examine your life and your faith.

Ask God to reveal areas of your life that have fizzled out. Ask Him to renew that love you once had.

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