Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2
For our evil consciences (sin) have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean Heb 10:22
you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. I Cor 6:11
From my kitchen you step onto a large deck shaded by huge trees overflowing with limbs filled with green leaves. The wind rustling through the leaves is soothing and the shde mades it cool and enjoyable to sit and relax with my first cups of coffee.
The leaves also fall freely onto the deck making quite a mess!! Every day I sweep piles of leaves off the deck, it looks so nice. Until I put the broom away and look back to see a few more leaves have already dropped onto the surface of my quiet hide-away.
Sweeping this morning I thought how Jesus cleansed me through His death and resurrection. He wiped away all my sin; yet He no sooner forgives me then I sin again. However, as pointed out in Philippians 1:6 “he which has begun a good work in you (me) will continue it until the day Christ returms”.
Jesus Christ died to cleanse my sin, he rose from the dead so that I may one day join Him in Heaven. I keep sweeping the leaves and He keeps sweeping away my sin. One day I will stand before Him in robes of white, washed clean by His blood, no more a sin to stain it.
In the meantime I will keep following Him and I will continue to sweep the leaves.
I am not the woman I ought to be, I am not the woman I wish to be, and I am not the woman I hope to be, but by the grace of God, I am not the woman I used to be.