It dawned on me as I removed the cushions and found, 2 smocks from our painting, paintbrushes, nasty food crumbs, and tons of other stuff, that my heart is just like that couch! I can make it look soooo good on the outside. I don't even know the dirt and muck and nastiness that is in there until God lifts away the "cushions" and exposes what I didn't know was there!!! Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick, who can understand it?
Note the magnifying glass! Ugh- sin is magnified and brought to light when we allow God to clean us out! I think it is funny that I found a ton of paper clips under the cushion!!! Maybe my oldest was building a chain or something, I'm not sure.... but it made me think that with God, I have all I need to put my heart right, and hold it together. Because hidden among the dirt and nastiness, is His Word! How refreshing to know that His word has all I need to "clean up" so that my insides are cleaned up to match the outside. Already you are clean because of the Word I have spoken to you. John 15:3
|The nastiness deep within!|
God is constantly putting in more effort than I am to sanctify me. I love to think that one day I'll shine like the stars...cause He's making me shiny!!! :) Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world... Phil 2:14-15