The bad news: I have some fairly significant allergies; dog, cat, mold, dust mites, etc.
The good news: I’ve had to hire someone to clean the house. She comes every other week and deals with the dust, otherwise I’m a mess. (Believe me I know how blessed I am to be able to do this!)
The silly thing is that I find myself cleaning before her arrival!!
Of course I put stuff away, that’s normal; however, I find myself wiping down the sink, countertops and one week I even vacuumed the kitchen floor!!! How sick was this?
She was here today and as I wiped down my bathroom sink and countertop I laughed and then I stopped and discontinued cleaning up.
Why am I telling you this?
Because this reminds me of what many people feel they must do before they come to Christ.
I’ve heard people say they’re not good enough for Christ and they want to clean up their act before praying or reaching out to God. Some say that once they get their life in order they will start going to church.
God wants us as we are and if that is in a state of brokenness or an absolute mess…GREAT! For our God is in the business of cleaning up messes.
The Lord says, “Now, let’s settle the matter. You are stained red with sin, but I will wash you as clean as snow. Although your stains are deep red, you will be as white as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 GNTD)
No matter how you see yourself…Christ sees you as worthy. Don’t wait for tomorrow…seek him today.
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NLT)
(2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)
More on this tomorrow.
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