Joshua 1:8
"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." NKJV

Romans 12:2
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." NKJV

Stay on Top of It
Frequently evaluate what's going through your mind. Stay on top of sin in your life. Regularly allow God's word to purify your heart by consistently drawing near to Him that you might be washed with the water of the Word. 

2 Corinthians 7:1
"Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." NKJV

James 4:8
"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." NKJV

Ephesians 5:25-27
"…Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish." NKJV

Get Some Real Cleaning Done
What type of spiritual housecleaner are you? Slow and steady one verse every Sunday; fast and furious one minute devotional or gotta-get-around-to-reading procrastinator? May I suggest we take a deep breath and blow away the dust on our Bibles and get some real cleaning done!

Copyright, 2004. All rights reserved. Deborah Wuehler is the Devotional and E-Newsletter editor for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. She lives in Roseville, CA with her husband Richard and their six gifts from heaven. E-mail Deborah at