Sunday, October 24, 2010

Washing Shoes

So it seems that Matthew wants clean shoes today.  He took the silverware holder from the dishwasher out and stuck his shoes in it.  Matthew, Matthew, Matthew!  What are you doing?  The thing is that he doesn’t know that you clean shoes differently than you clean dishes.  He doesn’t know how to clean his shoes.
How many people today walk around with a dirty heart?  A dirty soul.  Trying everything they can to be clean.  Living well, making money, yoga, meditation, spirituality, self denial, walking on their knees, traveling to so called holy places, consulting witchdoctors.  The problem is that’s not how you clean a soul.  Just like you don’t clean shoes in the dishwasher, you don’t clean your soul any way other than drawing near to God and being washed in the blood of Jesus.  Just as I had to let Matthew know that you don’t wash shoes in the dishwasher we need to let the world know that there is only one way to have a clean heart and soul.  And that “way” has a name.  JESUS!
. . . they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 7:14
let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
Hebrews 10:22


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