Spring is finally here! It’s such a beautiful time of year, with flowers blooming, rain falling, and everything getting greener day by day. And once the windows are thrown open and the fresh air starts stirring, most of us get the urge. We just can’t stop ourselves. We’ve got to clean!

Spring cleaning freshens the musty corners, lets in the light, and brightens our perspective. Doesn’t it feel great to be in a room after a breeze has wafted through the room and the scent of flowers has filled the air? We know sunny days of warmth are ahead and the bitter cold of winter is behind us for a while. Spring brings a sense of new possibilities.

During the spring cleaning of our homes, we often try something new. Perhaps we rearrange the furniture. Or get new curtains in the kitchen. We toss out the clutter and get organized.

It’s the same in our ministries. They need “spring cleaning” too. After many months (and often many years) of doing things the same way, our ministries get musty and stale. We need to throw light into dark corners and brighten our perspective. Perhaps we need to rearrange people into new positions or toss out activities that have cluttered the schedule. Maybe we need to get organized.

Use the momentum of spring cleaning to freshen your ministry. Invite others to join you in spring cleaning. Guide your team in evaluating what’s dusty and what could be refreshed, and feel the breeze of possibility stir in your hearts.

“Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume. Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God.”
2 Corinthians 2:14-15