Quick and Easy Solution for Cleaning Up Your Messy Spiritual Life

Have you taken the time to read a devotional this week?  Even though devotionals are typically short, a lot of Christians don’t take the time to read them.  Here’s a convenient three step process to keeping God in mind as you go about your daily life, even if you don’t have time for a devotional.


In the Gospel of John, chapter 11, the raising of Lazarus is recorded.  Jesus could have arrived before Lazarus died and healed him from his sickness, but Jesus was glad that he didn’t.  Because the miracle of raising the dead back to life is far greater than healing the sick.  This message shows that even if you are in your grave with a napkin wrapped around your face, there’s still hope for you.  The best part about this is, even if you aren’t brought back from the grave, your existence will still benefit because now you’re in heaven!  Your life will instantly be better than it ever was.


In the twentieth chapter of the Gospel of John, we see another resurrection.  Another napkin wrapped around a face.  And another person crying.  In chapter 11 it was Jesus weeping for Lazarus.  This time it is Mary Magdalene weeping for Jesus.  If the first person to see the Son of God return can cry, and the Son of God Himself can cry, then you can too.  It isn’t a sign of weakness.  Sure it isn’t a particularly pleasant feeling, but Revelation 21:4 promises that all tears will be wiped away.  There will be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain.  Again, we have hope.  When we cry, we can look forward to the promise that it will only get better.


In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 19, we see the parable of the talents/pounds.  The parable is ultimately about trust, and how if God can trust you with a little, He can trust you with a lot.  But the foolish servant buried his talent/pound in a napkin.  I don’t know what it is about people burying things in napkins, but it is indeed a thing.  So the next time you see a napkin, remember to bury your doubts in it!  Trust God with your doubts.  He is a very understanding God and He wants to trust you too!

To conclude, you have a hope that death is only the beginning of something infinitely greater.  When people ask “what would Jesus do?”, you can respond by crying.  Napkins are for burying things.  And whenever you need to clean up your spiritual life, you know you don’t need to use a napkin for it.  Just trust in God, and everything will work out by the time your life is over.