Monday, June 20, 2011

Clean Laundry

"Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean, scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life." (Psalm 51:7) The MSG
(Written by Jade Akita - Visiting Blogger)
When I was a child, my grandma showed me how to wash out those tough stains from our clothes.  She had a wooden board that had ridges on them.  When you had to wash the laundry, you would scrub the article of clothing on the ridges with soap.  When the stains were "stubborn", you had to work that piece of clothing on those ridges and really scrub at it.  Nowadays we have the good old washing machine.  In the washing machine there is an agitator which pulses the clothes in order to clean it.  However if you have a stain on your clothes, more than likely the stain will still be there when it comes out of the wash, but the article of clothing will be clean and it will smell fresh.  You see, in this Psalm, we are to soak in the laundry of God.  We are to soak in God's Word.  Although we may pray and ask God to make us clean, to make us pure and holy to do His work, all we are really doing is agitating the "dirty laundry", but the stains are still there.  We must really have at the stains...allowing God to take control and to get to the root of our stains, working those stains out so that our hearts may be truly cleansed by the blood of Jesus. We all can learn that, God is the only one who can wash us clean and make us pure.  We must cleanse ourselves daily!
Question: What do you need to wash out of your life?


sunnycalgirl said...

Now that I am back to blogger it will be easier to read your wonderful posts on a regular basis.

Pam Zunic said...

Welcome back to blogger! Thank you for visiting.