Thursday, July 28, 2011

40 Days of Now: Day 17

(This post is part of a series. If you'd like to know what it's all about, go here.)

 Jesus, cleaning out the fridge is not for the faint of heart. Or nose. But it is an almost overwhelming reminder of the importance of taking care of business. Now. I know I'm guilty of shoving things to the way back of my heart where they eventually grow mold and smell rotten. Help me, Lord. Teach me not to let any thought, any jealousy, offense, or frustration go unchecked or untended. Let's do this together. I'm not afraid if You are with me. Take the lid off, smell it, and dump it out if it stinks. I'm so thankful for You. I couldn't live without You. Come make my heart clean. ~R 

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
(1John 1:9)

1 comment:

  1. I see Jesus as my dad talks with me about Luke 22:31-32. Jesus tells Peter he’s about to be “sifted like wheat”. In that day, "sifted" meant being violently shaken till the wheat falls apart and the good part is separated from the bad. Satan asks to sift Peter like wheat and God says yes. Remember Peter is the one that denied Jesus 3 times? I see Jesus in the sifting--the violent shaking and the refining of his children to strengthen us.

    “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” NIV


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