Good morning! I pray that your work week is going well. I pray that all the children are having a great day at school. I also pray that all the college students are enjoying their break.
TFTD: Wash daily…
Isaiah 1:16 (NKJV)
16 “ Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil,
Every morning I wake up, I wash my face and brush my teeth. I shower daily and sometimes twice in order to remove the germs and filth of the day. After a good morning work out a nice long hot shower is needed and after the conclusion of a busy work day it’s required and appreciated. There is a euphoric feeling about getting clean. Not only do you feel better, but you smell better. The scent of soap sends a signal from my nostrils to my brain confirming that all is well in the world. I know you may be thinking I am extreme, but fresh smells are a celebration to one of my five senses. Being clean is not an option, it is a MUST!
Each day we should get in the habit of washing ourselves spiritually and making ourselves clean. We should repent to God sincerely from our hearts. We shouldn’t repent out of habit, but we should repent because we so desperately want to commune with God. And in order to commune with Him, we must first get things right with him. When you repent you are washing yourself clean of the impurities of the day. Sometimes we need to repent several times a day. We also need to brush our teeth and use some spiritual mouth wash to clean the filth that sometimes flows from our mouth. Praying for God to change your speech is a way of cleansing yourself. We need to watch the words that we say and make sure that we are speaking life. You may need to take inventory over your vocabulary and ask God to give you a new dictionary so that you can clean up your language. Clean your mouth from gossiping, complaining, cursing, lying, speaking in anger and more.
We also need to read the Word of God. Reading and studying God’s Word helps clean our spirit and our heart. His Word can penetrate the hardest heart and the most damaged spirit. God can clean you from the inside out if you submit to His will and His Word. When you hide God’s Word in your heart it will help you from sinning against Him. How often do you read God’s Word? If you only read it one a week then you are only cleaning yourself once a week!!! How often do you pray? If you only pray a few times a year then you are only washing your spirit man a few times a year!!! Okay, that’s nasty. Can you see the importance of washing daily?
If you don’t wash daily the filth and impurities pile up and can begin spreading from your body to your mind and in your soul. Bacteria can begin growing and eating away at your spirit man just like it can your physical man. Don’t take for granted the importance of washing daily. It’s time to stop doing evil things and begin doing the necessary things to live a good godly life.
When you wash your spirit man daily you begin looking more like Christ. How often are you cleaning your spirit man? Could your spirit man use a bath this morning? It’s time to get cleaned up! Start this morning!
Have a blessed day and remember to wash daily!
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