Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bug Barriers for God's Home

I hate bugs. I especially hate them in my house. Being the time of year that it is, we have found ants, spiders, and other creepy crawly things in our house. So what do we do about it? Well, first I kill any that I find in our house. Even the kids help kill them. But along with that, Josh uses what called a bug barrier, to spray around the house to keep the bugs out. This year, we have had to put up the bug barrier more than once, due to rain and weeding our flower beds, which happen to be right up against the house. When we start seeing the bugs again, we realize the bug barrier has been disrupted and we have to spray all over again.

Now I'm sure you're wondering why I would be writing about all of this. Yesterday morning I started thinking, "Am I as active in putting up the barriers to sin in my life as I am about putting up bug barriers in my house? Am I as on top of squashing out the sins I find in my heart as I am about squashing a little ant?"

Eph. 6 talks about putting on the armor of God, so that we can resist the devil. Am I putting on this armor daily to keep my heart safe from the strongholds of sin?

Some of you may think I'm a little paranoid about getting rid of the bugs in my house, but I think of it this way - I could let them be, however, leaving them alone could cause bigger issues later on as they set up home in my walls or whatever and begin to eat away at the structure of my house. It's the same with sin. We could let the small stuff go, as not a big deal, but then again, if we continue to let them go they will get worse and develop a stronghold in our lives.

I need to think more proactively about keeping sin out of God's home - my heart.