One of the ladies at the senior living center wasn't having a very good day. Actually it was leftover from a bad day on Thursday. I volunteer there and offered to help her do some things. Scattered across her desk were various papers, telephone messages and a folder or two. She spun around and opened a huge cabinet behind her. It was filled with paperwork some as old as five or six years. It took about two hours to get everything boxed up and readied to put in storage. With each box her step got lighter and her smile a bit bigger.
I think the same is true with the Christian life. There are things we need to take care of in terms of reconciliation, confession or repentance. The sooner the better. When we submit to the Holy Spirit He guides, convicts and comforts us. When we are sensitive to His leading, we can walk in a greater light of His grace. We don't do it because our step gets lighter or our smile bigger but rather for His glory and our own good. Maybe it's time we all take an inventory of our own personal cabinets to see if there is anything old that needs to be handled in a biblical way.