Our vacation place had been empty for quite a while, so when I walked in, I realized something was wrong. It always has a bit of smell from being closed without air circulation, but this time it was a little musty. We had forgotten to take the trash out! I don’t know what was in it, but we had a gazillion fruit flies, most were dead, thank goodness. We had been away so long, I guess everything had dried up. We were lucky that it didn’t smell like rot. I had to clean before I could relax. I think God sends me through the gauntlet, just so I can give you life examples of spiritual truths. It’s okay, He knows I can handle it. So here is the spiritual truth: There are issues from your past that have long been forgotten, dried up so to speak, but it’s still a disgusting mess that needs to be cleaned up. It may not stink like it did way back then, but that’s just because you’re used to living with it. Today, ask God what you need to confess from your past. It has long been forgiven because of Jesus, but sometimes we need to be freed from our musty past so that it doesn’t come back to haunt us.
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”... Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:32, 34-36