|I was raised by Southern women...|
my mother and grandmother.
These were “Old School” women;
who had no need for process improvement.
They had a method.
Now even though...
there were modern conveniences
like a clothes dryer,
my grandmother preferred to use a clothes line...
to dry our clothes.
As a boy...
I hated taking a basket of clothes outside,
and hanging each piece on a line.
I can still remember the scent of bleach in the sheets,
and detergent in the clothes my brothers and I wore.
Back then, there was no scented detergent.
So if you smelled anything,
it could only the hint of powdered detergent.
That's how I knew the clothes were “clean”.
But even though these clothes were clean,
they would soon need to be washed again.
I believe God is “Old School” too,
since He has no need for process improvement.
The bible says:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8, NIV)
Even God Himself has said:
“I the Lord do not change.” (Malachi 3:8, NIV)
Since God doesn't change,
it's only natural that we become
“agents of change”.
When did I change?
Who changed in me?
How have I changed?
Having been washed in the blood of the Lamb,
I changed from darkness to light.
Even though I’ve been washed,
I still need cleansing;
just like those childhood clothes...
I hung out to dry.
I don't need to be washed again (in the blood of the Lamb),
but I do need to be cleansed.
“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.” (John 15:3, NIV)
“…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…” (Ephesians 5:25-26, NIV)
The Word of God acts as a kind of detergent,
cleansing me through and through;
my thoughts, my words, my behavior, my life...
|Note: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).|