Washed But Not Cleansed

Earlier this morning, I took a shower. So, I grabbed a clean towel from the linen closet and proceeded to shower. As I covered myself with the towel, I noticed that it appeared to have been washed and looked like it was clean, but it did not smell fresh.

Comparatively, many of us live our lives the same way. We look like we are clean, but we don’t live a lifestyle that shows we have been cleansed. We talk “Churchie”, but there’s no evidence of fresh fruit. What I have come to realize is that just because we have been dipped in the water, doesn’t mean that we are constantly submerged in the WORD of God. I also learned that if I don’t stay in the WORD it becomes harder for it to stay in me.

So, what do I do next? Just like the towel you have to CONFESS that it is dirty, ACCEPT that it needs to be cleaned and BELIEVE that it can be changed. Romans 10:9,10 “…If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”

Remember, Jesus died for the Father’s WILL to be fulfilled. He was so focused on pleasing the Father that death could not stand in the way. Death occurred for the resurrection to happen. He died so that we may be reconciled God the Father and have life more abundantly. Today is your new beginning. Today is the day that you can change direction by applying a FRESH outlook with a MAN named JESUS CHRIST. Not only will He COVER your sins and imperfections, but He will CLEANSE your wounds and give you a FRESH slate. He’s waiting on YOU.

Things to consider:

  • Don’t be fooled by the appearance of things. If God can speak through a donkey in the Bible, He can minister to you through a towel in my linen closet.
  • Water helps to clean you, but the WORD helps to cleanse you.
  • Don’t focus on the cloth, focus on the Cross. Only what you do for Christ will last forever.
  • Despite the sins of your past, it’s never too late to CONFESS, ACCEPT and BELIEVE. Jesus is waiting on you.