Clean our hearts and minds for the real King.
Despite the streets and medians been dirty for months, the streets and medians are now getting clean just because Prince Edward and his wife are visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands. I assumed all of this is being done to impress the Royal Couple as we don’t want to give a bad impression of our surroundings. The Royal Couple may be a part of a monarchy, but they are not more important than you and I that live here, and they are not more important than the tourists that spend thousands of dollars to visit our places.
Why don’t we then impress the thousands of tourists that visit our shores by making sure that the streets are always kept clean? Why don’t we impose fines to those individuals that are littering the streets? I know the day after the Royal Couple leaves, the streets will get dirty again.
However, the real question I want to ask you is, why don’t we keep our hearts and minds clean for return of King Jesus.
Be prepared for the return of Jesus Christ
We know the schedule of the Royal Couple, but we do not know the arrival time of Jesus Christ. Because we do not know, we need to be prepared. The first thing we need to do is to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour and then live your life that is pleasing and acceptable to him.
Too many of us are living dirty lives. Some of our minds are dirty and some of our hearts are full of dirt. There is so much hatred towards one another especially if you are not of the same nation or race. Nowadays you do not have to be of the same nation, there is hatred within your own family. However, if we claim to be born again, then why don’t we clean our minds and hearts by loving one another and stop thinking the worst about others. Remember they are your brothers and sisters.
I know it is a challenge to keep our minds and hearts clean but you can do it. You can do so by meditating on the word of God. Furthermore, you need to be conscious of the fact that Jesus Christ can come back anytime, and you do not want him to meet you in that state of mind. Be careful of the company you keep. If you are someone that are easily persuaded and you are with the wrong crowd, you mind and heart can become filthy. Be careful what you watch and think about. If you watch and think about something that is unclean, then your heart and mind may become unclean. Finally watch what comes out of your mouth. The Bible states in Matthew 15:11 that it is not what goes in your mouth that defiles you but rather what comes out of your mouth. Therefore, be careful what you say.
We need to get ready and be prepared and stop focusing and worshipping these celebrities. I know it is not easy to maintain a clean heart and mind but please consider and repeat Psalms 51:10-12 daily which states “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast sprit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.”