“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” they say and for me, it’s true.
I believe that the Lord calls us to be servants unto one another, using our abilities for Him. Although I own a cleaning company, I volunteer my services to help those who are in need.
I live in a very small community so word gets around quickly when someone is sick, injured, or there’s a death in the family. Some bring food and others send flowers. I head over and bring my mop, broom, and cleaning supplies. I’ve cleaned free of charge for many elderly people who were just not able to clean for themselves.
I’ve also cleaned for many when there’s been a death in the family and visitors are due to stop by. One of the hardest things I have done was to clean the home of someone who has just passed, but I do it as unto the Lord. I also clean the church I go to every week and never charge for it. A friend was on vacation when she learned her adult son was in the hospital so she hurried back home. By the time she got back in town, I had her house clean so she had one less thing to worry about.
I have a medical background so I have taken care of a number of friends and family members with cancer and other major illnesses. I always make sure their house is spotless and never charge them a penny. I have made it known that my charity cleaning extends to the local churches I don’t attend and to those who aren’t in a church at all.
People ask me why I donate my services because not only does it cost time and money, it is hard work. No one likes to clean and I’m no exception. When I hear of an illness or death, what automatically comes to mind is to volunteer my cleaning services. To this day, I’ve never had anyone turn my offer down. I know it’s God laying it on my heart and I’m honored to serve in any way I can.