Dirt, dust and sin-what do they have in common?
Today I spent the morning cleaning the children’s area upstairs at OOTBWC. There is a huge room upstairs where we are in the planning stages of having our children’s ministry during Sunday morning services. But before that can happen we have to clean it up. As I was working I was reminded of how dirty and dusty our personal sin is. So I took some pictures as I was working so I could share my thoughts with you. As you read and go throughout your day, week and month, please pray for God to send us workers to help with this ministry need. We are getting ready for a full house!
Our sin comes in all shapes and sizes, some chunky, some dusty and some like powder. Sometimes we can’t even see it until we start to clean up our act. When we start cleaning we realize what a mess we really are and how much cleaning we need!
We sweep, sweep and sweep. We collect it all in a pile for the dustpan. But do we leave it there? NO!
We dump it! We get rid of what is making us dirty, dusty and smelly.
Then we clean ourselves with something that smells sweet-but it often takes more than one mopping to get it all. And you know what? That’s ok! God sees that your heart is trying to do the best it can and He rewards those who try. We just keep mopping until we are bright and shiny and that takes a lifetime. So, don’t worry if you aren’t all sparkly and clean yet- just keep trying. God will get you where you need to be when you persist and persevere.
This room was so dirty and I didn’t realize how dirty it was until I started to clean it. With every mopping, the water got blacker and blacker. I would go back for more, clean, hot water and cleaner and do it all over again. I know it will need to be done again soon. There is dirt hidden in cracks and crevices that we can’t even see. God will reveal the dirt and then help us get clean. Just like this room. We can’t do anything without God. So, don’t be discouraged-be encouraged! Pick yourself up and dust yourself off and let God help clean you up! You’ll never regret it!
May God bless you and keep you!