1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
As I shook out a doormat, a strong breeze blew the dust away from my face. This small gesture of the Lord’s caring nature melted my heart. I stood in awe of God’s ever present help, even in such an insignificant way.
Don’t you just love days when the Spirit emanates from the depths of your heart? Your soul is so drenched in grace. Your every thought is praise, thanksgiving and awe of what God has done and is doing in your life. Your mind is at peace as you allow the Spirit to whisper words of wisdom, even through daily cleaning tasks. Anyone?
Friend, isn’t it exciting we can find His grace in every part of our lives?
Is there any co-incidence why so much in our physical life needs cleaning?
Daily mundane cleaning tasks seem so redundant and unimportant. Yet, they serve to remind us of the bigger cleansing process at hand – Our sanctification process.
Todays verse recounts how this ongoing deep cleansing process works. What a promise to cling to! God is the one cleaning us. He reveals the dirt and spots that need wiping away, and aids us to bring them to Him with honesty and humility.
When we feel like that mat, trampled by life, let His Word cleanse us daily through prayer. As the breeze blows the dust clear out of sight, further still He removes our sin! (Psalm 103:12)
Just as I felt the Lord’s presence while shaking out the doormat, how much more is He with us for our sanctification!
Dear Jesus, Thank-you for the constant reminder of how You freely cleanse us daily. Let us ponder Your goodness over dirty dishes and laundry as You clear out the dust bunnies in our heart. What a joy You cleanse us from all unrighteousness! ~Amen
For more on our sanctification process see Cast Off the Mud
Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Psalm 90:8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.