Friday, March 23, 2012

God can clean any mess!

OK, I love how God brings thoughts
about every day chores and life
that relate to our spiritual lives.
As I was washing dishes yesterday,
below is a thought that came (I have
had this thought before, so I
figured this time I would blog
about it).

We are all born sinners in
need of a Savior.  Jesus died
on the cross for all of our sins.
We need to ask Him to be the
Lord of our lives so He can
make us clean.

Even as Christians, we can
still get dirty!  We all are
different (like there are different
types of dishes), and even our
sins are different (some take
longer to wash off- they
are harder to let go of). ALL sin
was paid for on the cross, but
there are still consequences
when we sin.

The keys is to come to Jesus so He
can help us to see that He is the
One who has set us free from
our sins.  Nothing is too hard
for Him to clean (He has paid
for EVERY sin, no matter how
BIG or small we see that sin).

John 8:36

"So if the Son sets you free, you
will be free indeed."

1 John 1:7

"But if we walk in the light, as he
is in the light, we have fellowship
with one another, and the blood
of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from
all sin."

Some stuff washes right away and we
never struggle with it any more.
Other stuff takes a little more
time with Jesus, growing in the
Word of God, praying for God's
strength to change, and trusting
that He has set us free- believe
Him.  Walk in Freedom!  Soak
in His love, truth, grace, and

As we understand that He
makes us clean and begin
to live in freedom, we
realize God has made each of us
uniquely for different purposes.
All our purposes, though
they are different, are to bring
Him glory.  There is nothing
better that walking in the
freedom and being cleansed
from your sin and becoming
who God has made you to

Isaiah 64:8

"Yet you, LORD, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand."

Remember:  We sin and it can be
dirty, but we have a Savior, Jesus
Christ, who covers our sins and
makes them white as snow.

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the LORD, “Though your sins are
 like scarlet, They shall be as white as
snow; Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."

God is faithful- if we just come to
Him, and receive the cleansing
that ONLY He can give!

1 John 1:9

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

One last thought:
When the dishes are sparkly clean,
they are READY to be USED again
by the one who is making the meal.
They are shiny for all to see!

Matthew 5:16

"Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven."

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