Devotional: Perpetual Dust Bunnies & Clinging Sin

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Being thrifty is about as glamorous as it sounds at times. I remember My husband was two states away and I was still at the other house, trying to do all I could to get that thing sold in a “buyer’s market”. Not wanting to spend the extra pennies to get installers to pull up and haul away the old carpet, by myself I took on the task of cutting up and dragging to the front, about four rooms’ worth of flooring, plus the stairs.

I coughed and sneezed my way through yanking up the nasty carpet and padding! I remember telling myself, as I inhaled the dusty haze, with a husband allergic to nearly everything, I would not live in a carpeted house any more!

Well, here I am, surrounded by hardwood and tile, yep, just what I wanted, not quite what I expected! Not to complain, although it is seeming to sound that way, I walk from one room to the next with a broom and scoop but by the time I go back to where I started, there is no evidence I have done anything because I can easily fill my scoop up again! Ugh! Why can’t things just stay CLEAN!

Today’s devotional was born as I went around today trying to get the house ready for company Friday night. I tried little cleaning tips from various sources, like starting from the top, to (theoretically) avoid cleaning the same area twice

The Lord showed me through consistent whirlwinds of dust and minute particles in my scoop in places I just swept, the continuous pattern of His children and sin .Because of our free will and disobedience, we will not be free of filth until we are united with Him. Yes, even our righteousness is as filthy rags. This is not intended to discourage, only to open our eyes to how terrible our sins are and that it took the life of our Savior to redeem us. Be encouraged that He loved us so to have done something so remarkable.

Rather than shame, Christ’s sacrifice for our sins can bring us peace for our future and gratitude for what He was willing to endure on our behalf!

PRAYER

Thank You, Almighty God
For the blood of Jesus
Washing away our sins

We give You praise for the forgiveness You offer
All glory be to You for the Sacrifice made to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Please forgive us when we disobey You, O Lord
Please show us a true image of ourselves
We ask for the desire and perseverance to do Your will
Forsaking our own

Honor to You, Jesus, for being our Advocate to the Father
Thank You for baptism
For what it represents
We so need Your help to shed the old man and put on the new
Our tendencies are to return to our old ways and habits
Roll in the filth of sin
Even when, as Paul said, our spirit is willing
O Lord, our bodies are weak and our will is strong

One day, Precious Jehovah
We bow before You in Glory
Never to be tainted or dirtied by this world again
Forever clean

Because of You
In the Name of Jesus
We love You because You first loved us!
Amen

Song:
“Are You Washed In The Blood”

“Oh Happy Day”

“Because He Lives”

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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